Sophocles


Sophocles Quotes

  • ''Not even old age knows how to love death.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 280 (Iobates).
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  • ''For most men friendship is a faithless harbor.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 603.
  • ''What house, bloated with luxury, ever became prosperous without a woman's excellence?''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 679.
  • ''Each say following another, either hastening or putting off our death—what pleasure does it bring? I count that man worthless who is cheered by empty hopes. No, a noble man must either live or die well.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 475.
  • ''No one who errs unwillingly is evil.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 582 (Tyro).
  • ''A broad-backed ox can be driven straight on his road even by a small goad.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 1253.
  • ''Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 302 (Minos).
  • ''A day lays low and lifts up again all human things.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 132.
  • ''There lives a man who arranges the things of today as pleasantly as possible but creeps blindly towards tomorrow.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 685.
  • ''Not knowing anything is the sweetest life.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 553.

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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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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,

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