Sophocles

496 - 406 BC

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 on choice

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Those griefs smart most which are seen to be of our own choice.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Oedipus Rex

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A Quote by Sophocles on heaven

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Heaven never helps the man who will not act.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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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 lies and life

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A lie never lives to be old.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Acrisius. Fragment. 59.

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A Quote by Sophocles on life and love

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Nobody loves life like an old man.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Fragment. 63.

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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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