Sophocles Quotes

"He who throws away a fri...

"He who throws away a friend is as bad as he who throws away his life." - Sophocles
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"Do not believe that you alone can be right. The man who thinks that, the man wh...

"Do not believe that you alone can be right. The man who thinks that, the man who maintains that only he has the power to reason correctly, the gift to speak, the soulβ€” a man like that, when you know him, turns out empty." -- Sophocles (Antigone)
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β€œIt is not right if I am wrong. But...

β€œIt is not right if I am wrong. But if I am young, and right, what does my age matter?” -- Sophocles (Antigone)
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"I have no love for a fr...

"I have no love for a friend who loves in words alone." - Sophocles (Antigone)
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I would prefer even to...

I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating. - Sophocles
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Much wisdom oft...

Much wisdom often goes with fewer words. - Sophocles
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Numberless are the world...

Numberless are the worlds wonders, but none more wonderful than man. - Sophocles
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"One word frees us of all ...

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; that word is love." -Sophocles
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β€œI have no desire to suffer t...

β€œI have no desire to suffer twice, in reality and then in retrospect.” ― Sophocles, Oedipus Rex
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"Better a hundred times not be born; But if we must...

"Better a hundred times not be born; But if we must see the light, The least harm is still to return Where you come from, and the sooner the better!" -Sophocles
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"If you were to offer a thirsty man al...

"If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink." - Sophocles
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"What people be...

"What people believe prevails the truth" - Sophocles
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"All men make mistakes, but a good man yields wh...

"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." - Sophocles, Antigone
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"What I search for, ...

"What I search for, I find. What we neglect escapes us." - Sophocles
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β€œOne word; Frees us of all ...

β€œOne word; Frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” ― Sophocles
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"Obstinency is not for r...

"Obstinency is not for removed from folley" Teiresias, from Antigone (Sophocles)
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"The keenest sorrow is to recog...

"The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities." - Sophocles
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Who seek...

Who seeks shall find.Sophocles
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"One word frees us of all ...

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