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Sophocles
By Anonym 16 Sep

Sophocles

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sophocles

If we always helped one another, no one would need luck.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sophocles

To women silence gives their proper grace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sophocles

And if you think my acts are foolishness the foolishness may be in a fool's eye.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Sophocles

Electra, grieving for death, for her father, as a nightingale grieving always.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sophocles

Ignorance is a tough evil to conquer.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sophocles

To err is common to all mankind, but having erred he is no longer reckless nor unblest who haven fallen into evil seeks a cure, nor remains unmoved.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sophocles

There is no success without hardship.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sophocles

How dangerous can false reasoning prove!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sophocles

Isn't it the sweetest mockery to mock our enemies?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sophocles

No yield to the dead! Never stab the fighter when he's down. Where's the glory, killing the dead twice over?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sophocles

The shimmering night does not stay for mortals, not misfortunes, nor wealth, but in a moment it is gone, and to the turn of another comes joy and loss.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sophocles

And also because - Oh, my darling, my darling, forgive me; I’m going to cause you quite a lot of pain.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sophocles

It can be no dishonor to learn from others when they speak good sense.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sophocles

When ice appears out of doors, and boys seize it up while it is solid, at first they experience new pleasures. But in the end their pride will not agree to let it go, but their acquisition is not good for them if it stays in their hands. In the same way an identical desire drives lovers to act and not to act.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sophocles

The eyes of men love to pluck the blossoms from the faded flowers they turn away.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sophocles

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong!

By Anonym 17 Sep

Sophocles

OEDIPUS: O, O, O, they will all come, all come out clearly! Light of the sun, let me look upon you no more after today! I who first saw the light bred of a match accursed, and accursed in my living with them I lived with, cursed in my killing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sophocles

Children are the anchors of a mother's life.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Sophocles

I will not live by rules like those.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sophocles

Old age and the passage of time teach all things.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Sophocles

Money! Money's the curse of man, none greater. That's what wrecks cities, banishes men from homes, Tempts and deludes the most well-meaning soul, Pointing out the way to infamy and shame." - Creon

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sophocles

It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sophocles

Reason is God's crowning gift to man.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sophocles

The tyrant is a child of Pride Who drinks from his sickening cup Recklessness and vanity, Until from his high crest headlong He plummets to the dust of hope.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Sophocles

Pues así como estoy, me voy a ir. Venid, venid, compañeros los que estáis presentes y ausentes; y con hachas en las manos corred hacia el lugar famoso. Y yo, puesto que mi opinión así ha cambiado, y yo mismo la aprisioné, quiero estar presente para salvarla; pues temo no sea la mejor resolución el vivir observando las leyes establecidas.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sophocles

Henceforth ye may thieve with better knowledge whence lucre should be won, and learn that it is not well to love gain from every source. For thou wilt find that ill-gotten pelf brings more men to ruin than to weal.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Sophocles

Oh my love take me there. Let me dwell where you are. I am already nothing, I am already burning. Oh my love, I was once part of you—take me too!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sophocles

Fortune raises up and fortune brings low both the man who fares well and the one who fares badly; and there is no prophet of the future for mortal men.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sophocles

I have no desire to suffer twice, in reality and then in retrospect.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sophocles

The end excuses any evil.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sophocles

Kindness it is that brings forth kindness always.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sophocles

CHORUS: You that live in my ancestral Thebes, behold this Oedipus,- him who knew the famous riddles and was a man most masterful; not a citizen who did not look with envy on his lot- see him now and see the breakers of misfortune swallow him! Look upon that last day always. Count no mortal happy till he has passed the final limit of his life secure from pain.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sophocles

All my love gone for nothing. Days of my love, years of my love.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sophocles

Count no mortal fortunate till he has departed this life free from pain.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sophocles

What fate can be worse than to know we have no one but ourselves to blame for our misfortunes!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sophocles

Silence gives the proper grace to women

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sophocles

It becomes one, while exempt from woes, to look to the dangers.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sophocles

To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sophocles

Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off, how quick to be proved a deceiver.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sophocles

A prudent mind can see room for misgiving, lest he who prospers should one day suffer reverse.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sophocles

A wise player ought to accept his throws and score them, not bewail his luck.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sophocles

A city which belongs to just one man is no true city

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sophocles

It is best to live however one can be.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sophocles

The kind of man who always thinks that he is right, that his opinions, his pronouncements, are the final word, when once exposed shows nothing there. But a wise man has much to learn without a loss of dignity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sophocles

Obedience to authority saves many skins

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sophocles

The Greeks could be a crushing bore. I recommend dressing everyone in combat fatigues or S&M gear.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Sophocles

Reason is God's crowning gift to man, and you are right To warn me against losing mine. I cannot say— I hope that I shall never want to say!— that you Have reasoned badly. Yet there are other men Who can reason, too; and their opinions might be helpful. You are not in a position to know everything That people say or do, or what they feel: Your temper terrifies them—everyone Will tell you only what you like to hear.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sophocles

We must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day had been.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sophocles

It is only great souls that know how much glory there is in being good.