John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
Aeschylus. (525456 B.C.) 8450
I would far rather be ignorant than wise in the foreboding of evil. 1
Suppliants, 453. 8451
Honour thy father and thy mother stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness. 2
Suppliants, 707. 8452
Words are the physicians of a mind diseased. 3
Prometheus, 378. 8453
Time as he grows old teaches many lessons.
Prometheus, 981. 8454
Gods mouth knows not to utter falsehood, but he will perform each word. 4
Prometheus, 1032. 8455
Learning is ever in the freshness of its youth, even for the old. 5
Agamemnon, 584. 8456
Few men have the natural strength to honour a friends success without envy
. I well know that mirror of friendship, shadow of a shade.
Agamemnon, 832. 8457
Exiles feed on hope.
Agamemnon, 1668. 8458
Success is mans god.
Note 1. See Gray, Quotation 10. [ back] Note 2. The three great laws ascribed to Triptolemus are referred to,namely, to honour parents; to worship the gods with the fruits of the earth; to hurt no living creature. The first two laws are also ascribed to the centaur Cheiron. [ back] Note 3. Apt words have power to suage The tumours of a troubld mind. John Milton: Samson Agonistes. [ back] Note 4. God is not a man that he should lie;
hath he said, and shall he not do it? Numbers xxiii. 19. [ back]
Note 5. See Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Quotation 58. [ back]