Sophocles

496 - 406 BC

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.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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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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A Quote by Sophocles

Look and you will find it - what is unsought will go undetected.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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A Quote by Sophocles

No oath too binding for a lover.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Fragment. 848.

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A Quote by Sophocles on men

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What men have seen they know. . . .

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A Quote by Sophocles on day

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We must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day had been.

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