sophocles Quotes

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