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.).
Contributed by: Zaady
There is no success without hardship.
Those griefs smart most which are seen to be of our own choice.
Source: Oedipus Rex
Heaven never helps the man who will not act.
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
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.
Source: Trachiniæ, 1.
Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away.
Nobody likes the bringer of bad news.
Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.
Source: Phædra. Fragment. 619.
What you cannot enforce, do not command.
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