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Quotations From SOPHOCLES


 

  • To not know would be a source of pain.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Women of Trachis, l. 458.

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  • Whoever thinks that he alone has speech, or possesses speech or mind above others, when unfolded such men are seen to be empty.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 707.

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  • But to me this is both bitter and sweet.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 436.
  • For those whose wit becomes the mother of villainy, those it educates to be evil in all things.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 1360.

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  • Whoever has a keen eye for profits, is blind in relation to his craft.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 388.
  • For the wretched one night is like a thousand; for someone faring well death is just one more night.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 377 (Nauplius).

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  • Fortune never helps the fainthearted.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 666.
  • Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 514 (Tereus).
  • But this is a true saying among men: the gifts of enemies are no gifts and profitless.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 664.
  • 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 (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 501 (The Women of Scyros).
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