Quotations From SOPHOCLES

 

  • 121.
    Those deprived of such friends rejoice; those who have them pray to escape them.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 741.
  • 122.
    For shameful deeds are taught by shameful deeds.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Electra, l. 621.
  • 123.
    Always desire to learn something useful.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 622 (Phthiotides).
  • 124.
    Whoever thinks his friend more important than his country, I rate him nowhere.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 182.

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  • 125.
    To many men much-wandering hope comes as a boon, but to many others it is the deception of vain desires.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 615.

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  • 126.
    There is no greater evil than anarchy.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 672.

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  • 127.
    Instruct me then; I should not speak without due thought.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 594.
  • 128.
    Much wisdom often goes with brevity of speech.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 89 (Aletes).
  • 129.
    Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 284 (Hipponoos).

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  • 130.
    If my body is enslaved, still my mind is free.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 677.
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