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




 

Sophocles Quotes

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Silence is an ornament for women.
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For those whose wit becomes the mother of villainy, those it educates to be evil in all things.
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Not even old age knows how to love death.
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There are some who praise a man free from disease; to me no man who is poor seems free from disease but to be constantly sick.
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It's impossible to speak what it is not noble to do.
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I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
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There is an ancient saying among men that you cannot thoroughly understand the life of mortals before the man has died, then only can you call it good or bad.
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There is a point at which even justice does injury.
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Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all.
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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong.
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Always desire to learn something useful.
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There is no greater evil for men than the constraint of fortune.
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A word does not frighten the man who, in acting, feels no fear.
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He who throws away a friend is as bad as he who throws away his life.
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One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
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Evil counsel travels fast.
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Not knowing anything is the sweetest life.
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But this is a true saying among men: the gifts of enemies are no gifts and profitless.
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Whoever understands how to do a kindness when he fares well would be a friend better than any possession.
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It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
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It is the merit of a general to impart good news, and to conceal the truth.
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If it were possible to cure evils by lamentation and to raise the dead with tears, then gold would be a less valuable thing than weeping.
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No one who errs unwillingly is evil.
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Bear up, my child, bear up; Zeus who oversees and directs all things is still mighty in heaven.
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There is no greater evil than anarchy.
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