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Sophocles Quotes

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Quote Left A human being is only breath and shadow. Quote Right
Quote Left Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness. Quote Right
Quote Left If my body is enslaved, still my mind is free. Quote Right
Quote Left Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away. Quote Right
Quote Left Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. Quote Right
Quote Left A day lays low and lifts up again all human things. Quote Right
Quote Left Men of ill judgment ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it. Quote Right
Quote Left It is best to live however one can be. Quote Right
Quote Left Trust dies but mistrust blossoms. Quote Right
Quote Left Bear up, my child, bear up; Zeus who oversees and directs all things is still mighty in heaven. Quote Right
Quote Left I see that all of us who live are nothing but images or insubstantial shadow. Quote Right
Quote Left I see the state of all of us who live, nothing more than phantoms or a weightless shadow. Quote Right
Quote Left Whoever lives among many evils just as I, how can dying not be a source of gain? Quote Right
Quote Left Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way. Quote Right
Quote Left As many as are involved in misery of their own choosing, such as you, for them there is no forgiveness nor pity. Quote Right
Quote Left Not even old age knows how to love death. Quote Right
Quote Left Those whose life is long still strive for gain, and for all mortals all things take second place to money. Quote Right
Quote Left In a just cause the weak will beat the strong. Quote Right
Quote Left It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds. Quote Right
Quote Left It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. Quote Right
Quote Left For the wretched one night is like a thousand; for someone faring well death is just one more night. Quote Right
Quote Left For money, you would sell your soul. Quote Right
Quote Left To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task. Quote Right
Quote Left Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another. Quote Right
Quote Left For death is not the worst, but when one wants to die and is not able even to have that. Quote Right
Quote Left In particular I may mention Sophocles the poet, who was once asked in my presence, How do you feel about love, Sophocles? are you still capable of it? to which he replied, Hush! if you please: to my great delight I have escaped from it, and feel as if I had escaped from a frantic and savage master. I thought then, as I do now, that he spoke wisely. For unquestionably old age brings us profound repose and freedom from this and other passions. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Man is not constituted to take pleasure in the same things always. Quote Right
Quote Left Each say following another, either hastening or putting off our death—what pleasure does it bring? I count that man worthless who is cheered... Quote Right
Quote Left No speech can stain what is noble by nature. Quote Right