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Born in 497 BC / Died in 406 BC / Greece / Greek

Quotes by Sophocles

If you have done terrible things, you must endure terrible things; for thus the sacred light of injustice shines bright.
It's impossible to speak what it is not noble to do.
Not to be born is, past all prizing, best.
He who throws away a friend is as bad as he who throws away his life.
You should not consider a man's age but his acts.
There is a time when even justice brings harm.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
There is nothing more hateful than bad advice.
There is no greater evil for men than the constraint of fortune.
God's dice always have a lucky roll.
To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task.
Children are the anchors of a mother's life.
It is terrible to speak well and be wrong.
Even a poor man can receive honors.
Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes.
A wise man does not chatter with one whose mind is sick.
A lie never lives to be old.
To live without evil belongs only to the gods.
If it were possible to cure evils by lamentation and to raise the dead with tears, then gold would be a less valuable thing than weeping.
You win the victory when you yield to friends.
I see the state of all of us who live, nothing more than phantoms or a weightless shadow.
There is a point at which even justice does injury.
What house, bloated with luxury, ever became prosperous without a woman's excellence?
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.
If one begins all deeds well, it is likely that they will end well too.