| Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.|
|AUTHOR:||Aeschylus (525456 B.C.)|
|QUOTATION:||I pray for no more youth|
To perish before its prime;
That Revenge and iron-heated War
May fade with all that has gone before
Into the night of time.
|ATTRIBUTION:||AESCHYLUS.John Lewin, The House of Atreus, p. 110 (1966). This modern version is an adaptation of the Oresteia; the lines above are from Eumenides (The Furies).|
Senator Edward Kennedy quoted this passage in testimony before the Commission on Campus Unrest, July 15, 1970.Congressional Record, vol. 116, p. 24309.