Æschylus: High thoughts must have high language. (rewritten and embellished tr. Fitts 1955, p. 108) Aeschylus: It is the compelling power of great thoughts and ideas to engender phrases of equal size. (tr. Dillon 1995, Perseus )
Æschylus is above all things the poet of righteousness . "But in any wise, I say unto thee, revere thou the altar of righteousness": this is the crowning admonition of his doctrine, as its crowning prospect is the reconciliation or atonement of the principle of retribution with the principle of redemption, of the powers of the mystery of darkness with the coeternal forces of the spirit of wisdom , of the lord of inspiration and of light .