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Quotations From SOPHOCLES

 

  • 11.
    It's impossible to speak what it is not noble to do.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Tyrannus, l. 1409.
  • 12.
    Heap up great wealth in your house, if you wish, and live as a tyrant, but, if the enjoyment of these things be lacking, I would not buy the rest for the shadow of smoke as against happiness.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 1168-1171.

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  • 13.
    For the gods, though slow to see, see well, whenever a man casting aside worship turns folly.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 1596.
  • 14.
    To err is common to all mankind, but having erred he is no longer reckless nor unblest who haven fallen into evil seeks a cure, nor remains unmoved.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 1023.

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  • 15.
    Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 808.
  • 16.
    If I am young, then you should look not to age but to deeds.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 728.
  • 17.
    But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 645.

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  • 18.
    These are the best of words if they are honest.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 1290.
  • 19.
    Hush! Check those words. Do not cure ill with ill and make your pain still heavier than it is.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 362.

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  • 20.
    A human being is only breath and shadow.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 13.
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