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




 

Sophocles Quotes

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Not to be born is, past all prizing, best.
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Do not grieve yourself too much for those you hate, nor yet forget them utterly.
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Children are the anchors of a mother's life.
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There is a time when even justice brings harm.
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Hush! Check those words. Do not cure ill with ill and make your pain still heavier than it is.
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Those whose life is long still strive for gain, and for all mortals all things take second place to money.
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No man loves the bearer of bad tidings.
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There is no success without hardship.
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Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
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A short saying often contains much wisdom.
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Whoever thinks that he alone has speech, or possesses speech or mind above others, when unfolded such men are seen to be empty.
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Fortune raises up and fortune brings low both the man who fares well and the one who fares badly; and there is no prophet of the future for mortal men.
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Reason is God's crowning gift to man.
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Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
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Evil gains work their punishment.
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If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink.
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Every man can see things far off but is blind to what is near.
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Wise thinkers prevail everywhere.
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Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
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A human being is only breath and shadow.
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Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
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Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
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One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.
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If you have done terrible things, you must endure terrible things; for thus the sacred light of injustice shines bright.
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If one begins all deeds well, it is likely that they will end well too.
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