Quotations From SOPHOCLES


 

  • Things gained through unjust fraud are never secure.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 1026.
  • There is no such thing as the old age of the wise.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 688.
  • Opinions have greater power than strength of hands.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 676.

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  • The oaths of a woman I inscribe on water.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 694.

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  • I would rather miss the mark acting well than win the day acting basely.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 94.

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  • No one who errs unwillingly is evil.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 582 (Tyro).

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  • Each say following another, either hastening or putting off our death—what pleasure does it bring? I count that man worthless who is cheered by empty hopes. No, a noble man must either live or die well.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 475.

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  • A wise doctor does not mutter incantations over a sore that needs the knife.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 581.
  • A wise man does not chatter with one whose mind is sick.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Women of Trachis, l. 434.

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  • Resolving this I came in haste slowly.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 231.
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