Sophocles

496 - 406 BC

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 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 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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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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