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Quotations From SOPHOCLES

 

  • Evil counsel travels fast.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 714.

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  • If one begins all deeds well, it is likely that they will end well too.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 715.
  • Whoever lives among many evils just as I, how can dying not be a source of gain?
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 463.

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  • For even bold natures flee, whenever they see Hades close to life.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 580.

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  • As many as are involved in misery of their own choosing, such as you, for them there is no forgiveness nor pity.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 1319.
  • War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 436.

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  • Fortune raises up and fortune brings low both the man who fares well and the one who fares badly; and there is no prophet of the future for mortal men.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 1158.

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  • Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 663.

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  • There is nothing more hateful than bad advice.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Electra, l. 1047.
  • A man growing old becomes a child again.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 434 (Peleus).

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