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Sophocles (496 BC - 406 BC)
Greek tragic dramatist [more author details]
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A short saying oft contains much wisdom.
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Sophocles
Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away.
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Sophocles
Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another.
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Sophocles
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.
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Sophocles
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
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Sophocles
What you cannot enforce, do not command.
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Sophocles
No man loves life like him that's growing old.
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Sophocles, Acrisius
To him who is in fear everything rustles.
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Sophocles, Acrisius
It is not righteousness to outrage
A brave man dead, not even though you hate him.
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Sophocles, Ajax
Men of ill judgment oft ignore the good
That lies within their hands, till they have lost it.
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Sophocles, Ajax
Of all human ills, greatest is fortune's wayward tyranny.
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Sophocles, Ajax
For God hates utterly
The bray of bragging tongues.
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Sophocles, Antigone
Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.
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Sophocles, Antigone
How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong!
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Sophocles, Antigone
I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State; and as for the man who sets private friendship above the public welfare - I have no use for him either.
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Sophocles, Antigone
Money: There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
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Sophocles, Antigone
Nobody likes the man who brings bad news.
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Sophocles, Antigone
Numberless are the world's wonders, but none
More wonderful than man.
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Sophocles, Antigone
Reason is God's crowning gift to man.
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Sophocles, Antigone
Show me the man who keeps his house in hand,
He's fit for public authority.
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Sophocles, Antigone
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