Sophocles

496 - 406 BC

A Quote by Sophocles

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.).

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A Quote by Sophocles on success

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There is no success without hardship.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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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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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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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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