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Quotations From SOPHOCLES

 

  • 101.
    Old age and the passage of time teach all things.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 586 (Tyro).

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  • 102.
    You win the victory when you yield to friends.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 1353.
  • 103.
    A day lays low and lifts up again all human things.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 132.
  • 104.
    To live without evil belongs only to the gods.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 683.

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  • 105.
    Those whose life is long still strive for gain, and for all mortals all things take second place to money.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 325 (Creusa).

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  • 106.
    Children are the anchors of a mother's life.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 612 (Phaedra).

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  • 107.
    No one longs to live more than someone growing old.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 64 (Acrisius).
  • 108.
    Hold, you rule only when mastered by your friends.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 1353.
  • 109.
    There lives a man who arranges the things of today as pleasantly as possible but creeps blindly towards tomorrow.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 685.

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  • 110.
    Bear up, my child, bear up; Zeus who oversees and directs all things is still mighty in heaven.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Electra, l. 173.

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