Sophocles

496 - 406 BC

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 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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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.

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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.

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A Quote by Sophocles

Nobody likes the bringer of bad news.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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