Sophocles


Sophocles Quotes

  • ''Now I see that going out into the testing ground of men it is the tongue and not the deed that wins the day.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 98.
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  • ''For even bold natures flee, whenever they see Hades close to life.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 580.
  • ''Oh death, death, why do you never come to me thus summoned always day by day?''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 797.
  • ''Obedience to authority saves many skins.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 676.
  • ''It is always fair sailing when you escape evil.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 641.
  • ''But to me this is both bitter and sweet.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 436.
  • ''As many as are involved in misery of their own choosing, such as you, for them there is no forgiveness nor pity.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 1319.
  • ''Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind. This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes, this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 295.
  • ''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.
  • ''Whoever thinks that he alone has speech, or possesses speech or mind above others, when unfolded such men are seen to be empty.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 707.

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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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