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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 2083
AUTHOR: Aeschylus (525–456 B.C.)
QUOTATION: I pray for no more youth
To perish before its prime;
That Revenge and iron-heated War
May fade with all that has gone before
Into the night of time.
ATTRIBUTION: AESCHYLUS.—John Lewin, The House of Atreus, p. 110 (1966). This modern version is an adaptation of the Oresteia; the lines above are from Eumenides (The Furies).

Senator Edward Kennedy quoted this passage in testimony before the Commission on Campus Unrest, July 15, 1970.—Congressional Record, vol. 116, p. 24309.