525-456 BC, Greek Dramatist
And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
Aeschylus – [God]

Call no man happy till he is dead.
Aeschylus – [Happiness]

Death is softer by far than tyranny.
Aeschylus – [Tyranny]

Every ruler is harsh whose laws is new.
Aeschylus – [Leaders and Leadership]

God loves to help him who strives to help himself.
Aeschylus – [Self-reliance]

He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.
Aeschylus – [Envy]

In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend.
Aeschylus – [Tyranny]

It is always in season for old men to learn.
Aeschylus – [Learning]

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.
Aeschylus – [Advice]

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
Aeschylus – [Character]

It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
Aeschylus – [Promises]

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
Aeschylus – [Memory]

The man whose authority is recent is always stern.
Aeschylus – [Power]

The reward of suffering is experience.
Aeschylus – [Adversity]

There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.
Aeschylus – [Kindness]

When a man's willing and eager the god's join in.
Aeschylus – [Will and Will Power]

When a match has equal partners then I fear not.
Aeschylus – [Marriage]

When one is willing and eager, the Gods join in.
Aeschylus – [Will and Will Power]

Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain?
Aeschylus – [Pain]

Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
Aeschylus – [Suffering]