Those griefs smart most which are seen to be of our own choice.
Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)
Source: Oedipus Rex
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Look and you will find it - what is unsought will go undetected.
No oath too binding for a lover.
Source: Fragment. 848.
What men have seen they know. . . .
We must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day had been.
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