Sophocles


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  • ''Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 304 (Minos).
  • ''When trouble ends even troubles please.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 672.
  • ''False words do not bring forth fruit.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 717.
  • ''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.
  • ''Despair often breeds disease.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 585 (Tyro).
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Allow

Allow me to be the candle,
That holds high your flame of love.
The sudden quickness in your step,
After we dance the dance of love.
Let me be the garden,
From which your flowers grow.
Or the forces that simply listens,
As you tell what you know.
Allow me to be the tickle,
That bring forth your smile.
Let others gaze upon us,
And know of our style.
The things that cause you to fear,
Let me wash them away.
Allow me to be that
Which makes your day.
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