Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Aeschylus
More Quotes From
Agamemnon, in Agamemnon trans. by Gilbert Murray
Aigisthos, in Agamemnon trans. by Gilbert Murray
My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair.
Aeschylus (525–456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Persians, l. 818.
Cite this source
Embed this quotation
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.