Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


“From the Gods Who Sit in Grandeur/Grace Comes Somehow Violent.”

August 30th, 2014

Episode 8 of 540 episodes

Zeus, who guided men to think, who has laid it down that wisdom comes alone through suffering. Still there drips in sleep against the heart grief of memory; against our pleasure we are temperate. From the gods who sit in grandeur grace comes somehow violent. – Aeschylus, “Agamemnon,” translated by Richard Lattimore I’ve remembered the last two lines of this …

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