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    Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
    — Sophocles
    tags: wisdom  wealth 
     
    There is a point at which even justice does injury.
    — Sophocles
    tags: justice 
     
    Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
    — Sophocles
    tags: happiness  wisdom 
     
    Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.
    — Sophocles
    tags: children  child  mother 
     
    Success is dependent on effort.
    — Sophocles
    tags: success 
     
    Look and you will find it - what is unsought will go undetected.
    — Sophocles
    There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.
    — Sophocles
    Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away.
    — Sophocles
    tags: men 
     
    To him who is in fear everything rustles.
    — Sophocles
    tags: fear 
     
    No enemy is worse than bad advice.
    — Sophocles
    tags: enemies  advice  bad  enemy 
     
    If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: 'Thou shalt not ration justice.'
    — Sophocles
    tags: justice  democracy 
     
    When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.
    — Sophocles
    tags: happiness  men  lost 
     
    I see the state of all of us who live, nothing more than phantoms or a weightless shadow.
    — Sophocles
    tags: live 
     
    There is an ancient saying among men that you cannot thoroughly understand the life of mortals before the man has died, then only can you call it good or bad.
    — Sophocles
    tags: men  bad  saying 
     
    Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.
    — Sophocles
    tags: wisdom 
     
    Hush! Check those words. Do not cure ill with ill and make your pain still heavier than it is.
    — Sophocles
    tags: pain 
     
    If it were possible to cure evils by lamentation and to raise the dead with tears, then gold would be a less valuable thing than weeping.
    — Sophocles
    tags: evil  tears 
     
    Whoever understands how to do a kindness when he fares well would be a friend better than any possession.
    — Sophocles
    tags: friends  kindness 
     
    Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future.
    — Sophocles
    tags: future  past  young  lost  neglect 
     
    Men may know many things by seeing; but no prophet can see before the event, nor what end waits for him.
    — Sophocles
    tags: men 
     
    For death is not the worst, but when one wants to die and is not able even to have that.
    — Sophocles
    tags: death  die 
     
    For shameful deeds are taught by shameful deeds.
    — Sophocles
    All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
    — Sophocles
    tags: nature  men 
     
    It's a terrible thing to speak well and be wrong.
    — Sophocles
    tags: wrong 
     
    A soul that is kind and intends justice discovers more than any sophist.
    — Sophocles
    tags: justice  soul 
     
    For those whose wit becomes the mother of villainy, those it educates to be evil in all things.
    — Sophocles
    tags: evil  mother 
     
    To the man who is afraid everything rustles.
    — Sophocles
    tags: men  afraid 
     
    War loves to seek its victims in the young.
    — Sophocles
    tags: young  war  victim 
     
    Man's worst ill is stubbornness of heart.
    — Sophocles
    tags: heart 
     
    The Most beautiful human deed, is to be useful to others.
    — Sophocles
    tags: beautiful  human 
     
    A lie never lives to be old.
    — Sophocles
    tags: live  lies 
     
    It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.
    — Sophocles
    tags: men  help 
     
    There is no success without hardship.
    — Sophocles
    tags: success 
     
    The truth is always the strongest argument.
    — Sophocles
    tags: truth 
     
    Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
    — Sophocles
    Kindness gives birth to kindness.
    — Sophocles
    tags: kindness  birth 
     
    Time, which sees all things, has found you out.
    — Sophocles
    tags: time 
     
    None love the messenger who brings bad news.
    — Sophocles
    tags: bad 
     
    Who seeks shall find.
    — Sophocles
    Truth hates delay. (Veritas odit moras.)
    — Sophocles
    tags: truth  hate 
     
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    sophocles
    Birth    : 498 BC
    Death  : 406 BC
    Occupation  : Playwright

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