To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task.
Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
If it were possible to heal sorrow by weeping and to raise the dead with tears, gold were less prized than grief.
Source: Fragment. 510.
Those griefs smart most which are seen to be of our own choice.
Source: Oedipus Rex
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.
Nobody loves life like an old man.
Source: Fragment. 63.
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. . . .
Copyright © 2016 Gaiam, Inc.