Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.
Source: Phædra. Fragment. 619.
What you cannot enforce, do not command.
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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