Thursday, April 24, 2008


He who learns must suffer.
And even in our sleep, pain that cannot forget
Falls drop by drop upon the heart,
Until, in our own despair,
Against our will,
Comes wisdom to us
Through the awful grace of God.

-- Aeschylus. Agamemnon (The Oresteia), 458 BCE

1 comment:

Selah said...

this is one of my favorite quotes!