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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 even Ares battles against necessity.
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But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies.
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There is some pleasure even in words, when they bring forgetfulness of present miseries.
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No enemy is worse than bad advice.
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Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind. This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes, this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds.
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How sweet for those faring badly to forget their misfortunes even for a short time.
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A lie never lives to be old.
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Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes.
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Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.
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To live without evil belongs only to the gods.
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Old age and the passage of time teach all things.
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If my body is enslaved, still my mind is free.
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Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.
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You should not consider a man's age but his acts.
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How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth.
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The gods plant reason in mankind, of all good gifts the highest.
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The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
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Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth.
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There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.
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Look and you will find it - what is unsought will go undetected.
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For shameful deeds are taught by shameful deeds.
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Isn't it the sweetest mockery to mock our enemies?
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What house, bloated with luxury, ever became prosperous without a woman's excellence?
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All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
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It's a terrible thing to speak well and be wrong.
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