Sophocles

496 - 406 BC

A Quote by Sophocles on life, love, and pain

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life: that word is love.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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A Quote by Sophocles

The dice of Zeus fall ever luckily.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Fragment. 809.

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A Quote by Sophocles

Wonders are many, and none is more wonderful than man.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Antigone

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A Quote by Sophocles on crime, evil, good, men, mistakes, pride, and yielding

. . . all men make mistakes. But a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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A Quote by Sophocles

Think not that thy word and thine alone must be right.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Antigone, 706.

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A Quote by Sophocles on gifts, god, and reason

Reason is God's crowning gift to man.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Antigone, ca. 442 B.C.

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A Quote by Sophocles on time

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Do nothing secretly; for Time sees and hears all things, and discloses all.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Hipponous. Fragment. 280.

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A Quote by Sophocles on chance

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Chance never helps those who do not help themselves.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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A Quote by Sophocles on wisdom

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A short saying oft contains much wisdom.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Aletes. Fragment. 99.

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A Quote by Sophocles

If I am Sophocles, I am not mad; and if I am mad, I am not Sophocles.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Vit. Anon. p. 64 (Plumptre's Trans.).

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