Sophocles

496 - 406 BC

A Quote by Sophocles on death, evil, and wishes

Death is not the worst evil, but rather when we wish to die and cannot.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Electra, 1007.

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A Quote by Sophocles

It is better not to live at all than to live disgraced.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Peleus. Fragment. 445.

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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

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. . . .

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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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.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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A Quote by Sophocles on day, justice, and time

Time alone can prove a just man just, though you can know a bad man in a day.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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