Sophocles

496 - 406 BC

A Quote by Sophocles on success

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There is no success without hardship.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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A Quote by Sophocles on strength

Thoughts are mightier than strength of hand.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Fragment. 854.

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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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A Quote by Sophocles

What you cannot enforce, do not command.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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A Quote by Sophocles on death, evil, and wishes

Death is not the worst evil, but rather when we wish to die and cannot.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Electra, 1007.

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A Quote by Sophocles

It is better not to live at all than to live disgraced.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Peleus. Fragment. 445.

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A Quote by Sophocles on deed, foolishness, judgment, and present

And if my present deeds are foolish in thy sight, it may be that a foolish judge arraigns my folly.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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