Quotations From SOPHOCLES

 

  • 71.
    There are some who praise a man free from disease; to me no man who is poor seems free from disease but to be constantly sick.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 325 (Creusa).

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  • 72.
    All a man's affairs become diseased when he wishes to cure evils by evils.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 98.
  • 73.
    Often have brief words laid men low and then raise them up.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Electra, l. 415.
  • 74.
    No treaty is ever an impediment to a cheat.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 671.
  • 75.
    Whoever gets up and comes to grips with Love like a boxer is a fool.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Women of Trachis, l. 441.

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  • 76.
    No man loves the bearer of bad tidings.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 277.
  • 77.
    If you have done terrible things, you must endure terrible things; for thus the sacred light of injustice shines bright.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 11.

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  • 78.
    It's a terrible thing to speak well and be wrong.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Electra, l. 1039.
  • 79.
    The joy that comes past hope and beyond expectation is like no other pleasure in extent.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 392.

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  • 80.
    It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 661.
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