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Sophocles (496 BC - 406 BC)
Greek tragic dramatist [more author details]
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Of all human ills, greatest is fortune's wayward tyranny.
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Sophocles, Ajax
For God hates utterly
The bray of bragging tongues.
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Sophocles, Antigone
Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.
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Sophocles, Antigone
How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong!
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Sophocles, Antigone
I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State; and as for the man who sets private friendship above the public welfare - I have no use for him either.
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Sophocles, Antigone
Money: There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
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Sophocles, Antigone
Nobody likes the man who brings bad news.
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Sophocles, Antigone
Numberless are the world's wonders, but none
More wonderful than man.
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Sophocles, Antigone
Reason is God's crowning gift to man.
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Sophocles, Antigone
Show me the man who keeps his house in hand,
He's fit for public authority.
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Sophocles, Antigone
The ideal condition
Would be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct;
But since we are all likely to go astray,
The reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach.
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Sophocles, Antigone
There is no happiness where there is no wisdom;
No wisdom but in submission to the gods.
Big words are always punished,
And proud men in old age learn to be wise.
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Sophocles, Antigone
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
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Sophocles, Antigone
Truly, to tell lies is not honorable;
but when the truth entails tremendous ruin,
To speak dishonorably is pardonable.
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Sophocles, Creusa
Death is not the worst thing; rather, when one who craves death cannot attain even that wish.
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Sophocles, Electra
Death is not the worst; rather, in vain
To wish for death, and not to compass it.
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Sophocles, Electra
The end excuses any evil.
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Sophocles, Electra (c.409 BC)
It made our hair stand up in panic fear.
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Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus
One word
Frees us of all the weight and pain of life:
That word is love.
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Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus
Stranger in a strange country.
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Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus
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