Sophocles


Sophocles Quotes

  • ''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).
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  • ''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).
  • ''Fortune never helps the fainthearted.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 666.
  • ''Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 514 (Tereus).
  • ''If it were possible to cure evils by lamentation and to raise the dead with tears, then gold would be a less valuable thing than weeping.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 501 (The Women of Scyros).
  • ''Much wisdom often goes with brevity of speech.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 89 (Aletes).
  • ''If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 702.

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Best Poem of Sophocles

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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Quality

It is not the amount of time you spend
But what you do with the times that you have
It is not how much of something that you have
But what you do with what you got
It is not how much you give
But the spirit and value of the giving
Quantity Never Wins Over Quality!

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