Sophocles

496 - 406 BC

A Quote by Sophocles on children, life, and motherhood

Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Phædra. Fragment. 619.

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A Quote by Sophocles

What you cannot enforce, do not command.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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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

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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A Quote by Sophocles on men

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What men have seen they know. . . .

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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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