Sophocles

496 - 406 BC

A Quote by Sophocles on gifts, god, and reason

Reason is God's crowning gift to man.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Antigone, ca. 442 B.C.

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A Quote by Sophocles on time

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Do nothing secretly; for Time sees and hears all things, and discloses all.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Hipponous. Fragment. 280.

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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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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.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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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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