Wonders are many, and none is more wonderful than man.
Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
. . . all men make mistakes. But a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.
What you cannot enforce, do not command.
Death is not the worst evil, but rather when we wish to die and cannot.
Source: Electra, 1007.
It is better not to live at all than to live disgraced.
Source: Peleus. Fragment. 445.
And if my present deeds are foolish in thy sight, it may be that a foolish judge arraigns my folly.
Fortune is not on the side of the faint-hearted.
Source: Fragment. 842.
To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task.
If it were possible to heal sorrow by weeping and to raise the dead with tears, gold were less prized than grief.
Source: Fragment. 510.
Those griefs smart most which are seen to be of our own choice.
Source: Oedipus Rex
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