Sophocles


Sophocles Quotes

  • ''Time alone reveals the just man; but you might discern a bad man in a single day.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 614.
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  • ''Isn't it the sweetest mockery to mock our enemies?''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 79.
  • ''It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 1143.
  • ''Men may know many things by seeing; but no prophet can see before the event, nor what end waits for him.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 1417.
  • ''Not to be born surpasses all reckoning. The next best thing by far, when one has been born is to go back as swiftly as possible whence one came.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 1225.
  • ''I see the state of all of us who live, nothing more than phantoms or a weightless shadow.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 125.
  • ''Trust dies but mistrust blossoms.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 611.
  • ''Since he aims at great souls, he cannot miss. But if someone should slander me in this way, no one would believe him. For envy goes against the powerful. Yet slight men, apart from the great, are but a weak bulwark.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 154-159.
  • ''Things gained through unjust fraud are never secure.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 1026.
  • ''Whenever the deity contrives misfortunes for a man, he first harms their understanding.''
    Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 620.

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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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