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Type: Poet
Nationality: Greek
Date of Birth: 496 BC
Date of Death: 406 BC




 

Sophocles Quotes

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A man growing old becomes a child again.
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Trust dies but mistrust blossoms.
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To him who is in fear everything rustles.
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To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task.
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Despair often breeds disease.
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No treaty is ever an impediment to a cheat.
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Much wisdom often goes with brevity of speech.
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I would rather miss the mark acting well than win the day acting basely.
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I see the state of all of us who live, nothing more than phantoms or a weightless shadow.
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A wise doctor does not mutter incantations over a sore that needs the knife.
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God's dice always have a lucky roll.
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It is best to live however one can be.
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Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception.
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Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness.
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Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution.
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Whoever thinks his friend more important than his country, I rate him nowhere.
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There is no witness so terrible, no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.
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You win the victory when you yield to friends.
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Without labor nothing prospers.
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A wise man does not chatter with one whose mind is sick.
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Man is not constituted to take pleasure in the same things always.
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It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.
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Who seeks shall find.
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For death is not the worst, but when one wants to die and is not able even to have that.
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War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always.
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