Sophocles

496 - 406 BC

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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A Quote by Sophocles on death, gold, grief, sorrow, and tears

If it were possible to heal sorrow by weeping and to raise the dead with tears, gold were less prized than grief.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Fragment. 510.

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A Quote by Sophocles on choice

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Those griefs smart most which are seen to be of our own choice.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Oedipus Rex

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A Quote by Sophocles on heaven

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Heaven never helps the man who will not act.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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A Quote by Sophocles on failure, fraud, honor, and success

Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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A Quote by Sophocles on fame, judgment, life, and men

There is an ancient saying, famous among men, that thou shouldst not judge fully of a man's life before he dieth, whether it should be called blest or wretched.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Trachiniæ, 1.

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A Quote by Sophocles on good and men

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Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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A Quote by Sophocles

Nobody likes the bringer of bad news.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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A Quote by Sophocles on children, life, and motherhood

Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Phædra. Fragment. 619.

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