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Sophocles ( 497/6 – winter 406/5
BC) is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived.
His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier
than or contemporary with those of Euripides. Sophocles wrote 120 plays
during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a
complete form: Ajax, Antigone, The Women of Trachis, Oedipus Rex, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus.
For almost 50 years, Sophocles was the most celebrated playwright in
the dramatic competitions of the city-state of Athens that took place
during the religious festivals of the Lenaea and the Dionysia. (from Wikipedia)


“Money: There’s nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.” ― Sophocles

“Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another.” ― Sophocles

“No enemy is worse than bad advice.” ― Sophocles

“Nobody likes the man who brings bad news.” ― Sophocles

“If you try to cure evil with evil

you will add more pain to your fate.” ― Sophocles

“There’s nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.” ― Sophocles

“I have no desire to suffer twice, in reality and then in retrospect.” ― Sophocles

“Fear? What has a man to do with fear? Chance rules our lives, and
the future is all unknown. Best live as we may, from day to day.” ―

“You can kill a man but you cant kill a idea.” ― Sophocles

“Time, which sees all things, has found you out.” ― Sophocles

famous quotes by sophocles

“I was born to join in love, not hate – that is my nature.” ― Sophocles

“Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.” ― Sophocles

“We have only a little time to please the living. But all eternity to love the dead.” ― Sophocles

“When I have tried and failed, I shall have failed.” ― Sophocles

“Death is not the worst thing; rather, when one who craves death cannot attain even that wish.” ― Sophocles

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.”― Sophocles

“Trust dies but mistrust blossoms.” ― Sophocles

“To Never Have been born may be the greatest boon of all” ― Sophocles

“Look and you will find it – what is unsought will go undetected.” ― Sophocles

“It’s terrible when the one who does the judging judges things all wrong.” ― Sophocles

“The happiest life is to be without thought” ― Sophocles

famous quotes by sophocles

“The truth is what I cherish and that’s my strength” ― Sophocles

“A city which belongs to just one man is no true city” ― Sophocles

“Leave me to my own absurdity.” ― Sophocles

“Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.” ― Sophocles

“Oblivion – what a blessing…for the mind to dwell a world away from pain.” ― Sophocles

“Wild as you are, all that love you must love you still.” ― Sophocles

“There is no greater evil than men’s failure to consult and to consider.”― Sophocles

“It is not right if I am wrong. But if I am young, and right, what does my age matter?” ― Sophocles

“I have been a stranger here in my own land: All my life” ― Sophocles

“No enemy is worse than bad advice.” ― Sophocles

“Wisdom outweighs any wealth.” ― Sophocles

famous quotes by sophocles

“You must remember that no one lives a life free from pain and suffering.” ― Sophocles

“All my care is you, and all my pleasure yours.” ― Sophocles

“Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all.” ― Sophocles

“Do not fear for me. Make straight your own path to destiny.” ― Sophocles

“Unwanted favours gain no gratitude.” ― Sophocles

“How terrible– to see the truth when the truth is only pain to him who sees!” ― Sophocles

“In time you will know this well: For time, and time alone, will
show the just man, though scoundrels are discovered in a day. ” ―

“Not even Ares battles against necessity.” ― Sophocles

“Old age and the passage of time teach all things.” ― Sophocles

“Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.” ― Sophocles

“Fortune is not on the side of the faint-hearted.” ― Sophocles

“All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his
course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.” ―

“The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.” ― Sophocles

“One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.” ― Sophocles

“Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.” ― Sophocles

“To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away”― Sophocles

“A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind.” ― Sophocles

“One learns by doing a thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.” ― Sophocles

“Numberless are the world’s wonders, but none more wonderful than man” ― Sophocles

“Fate has terrible power. You cannot escape it by wealth or war. No fort will keep it out, no ships outrun it.” ― Sophocles

“All men make mistakes.” ― Sophocles

“Let every man in mankind’s frailty consider his last day; and let
none presume on his good fortune until he find Life, at his death, a
memory without pain.” ― Sophocles

“What greater wound is there than a false friend?” ― Sophocles

“If you are out of trouble, watch for danger.” ― Sophocles

“A soul that is kind and intends justice discovers more than any sophist” ― Sophocles

“A day lays low and lifts up again all human things.” ― Sophocles

famous quotes by sophocles

“A human being is only breath and shadow.” ― Sophocles

“A lie never lives to be old.” ― Sophocles

“A man growing old becomes a child again.” ― Sophocles

“A short saying often contains much wisdom.” ― Sophocles

“A state is not a state if it belongs to one man.” ― Sophocles

“A wise man does not chatter with one whose mind is sick.” ― Sophocles

“As they say of the blind, sounds are the things I see.” ― Sophocles

“Despair often breeds disease.” ― Sophocles

“Enemies’ gifts are no gifts and do no good.” ― Sophocles

“Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness.” ― Sophocles

“Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.” ― Sophocles

“I cannot love a friend whose love is words.” ― Sophocles

“If they are just, they are better than clever.” ― Sophocles

“In a just cause the weak will beat the strong.” ― Sophocles

“It is terrible to speak well and be wrong.” ― Sophocles

“It’s impossible to speak what it is not noble to do.” ― Sophocles

“Let a man nobly live or nobly die.” ― Sophocles

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