Sophocles

496 - 406 BC

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 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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A Quote by Sophocles on fortune

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Fortune is not on the side of the faint-hearted.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Fragment. 842.

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A Quote by Sophocles on deed and good

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To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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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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