Sophocles Quotes

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Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.

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There are some who praise a man free from disease

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Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.

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Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception.

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Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.

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Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.

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Reason is God's crowning gift to man.

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Silence is an ornament for women.

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Success is dependent on effort.

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The dice of Zeus always fall luckily.

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The gods plant reason in mankind, of all good gifts the highest.

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

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The rewards of virtue alone abide secure.

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One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.

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Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.

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The oaths of a woman I inscribe on water.

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No treaty is ever an impediment to a cheat.

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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.

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Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another.

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Trust dies but mistrust blossoms.

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No enemy is worse than bad advice.

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There is a point at which even justice does injury.

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No man loves the bearer of bad tidings.

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No one longs to live more than someone growing old.

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No lie ever reaches old age.

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No speech can stain what is noble by nature.

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One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.

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Not all things are to be discovered

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Not even Ares battles against necessity.

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Not even old age knows how to love death.

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Not knowing anything is the sweetest life.

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Not to be born is, past all prizing, best.

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Now I see that going out into the testing ground of men it is the tongue and not the deed that wins the day.

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Old age and the passage of time teach all things.

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No one who errs unwillingly is evil.

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Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.

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To him who is in fear everything rustles.

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Whoever gets up and comes to grips with Love like a boxer is a fool.

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Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes.

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Whoever lives among many evils just as I, how can dying not be a source of gain?

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Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future.

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Whoever thinks his friend more important than his country, I rate him nowhere.

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