Sophocles Quotes (52 quotations)

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1. A lie never lives to be old. - Sophocles

2. A prudent mind can see room for misgiving, lest he who prospers would one day suffer reverse. - Sophocles

3. A short saying oft contains much wisdom. - Sophocles

4. A short saying often contains much wisdom. - Sophocles

5. Death is not the worst thing; rather, when one who craves death cannot attain even that wish. - Sophocles

6. Death is not the worst; rather, in vain To wish for death, and not to compass it. - Sophocles

7. For God hates utterly The bray of bragging tongues. - Sophocles

8. Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver. - Sophocles

9. How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong! - Sophocles

10. How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be / When there's no help in truth! - Sophocles

11. How terrible it is to have wisdom when it does not benefit those who have it. - Sophocles

12. 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. - Sophocles

13. If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: "Thou shalt not ration justice." - Sophocles

14. Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away. - Sophocles

15. It is not righteousness to outrage A brave man dead, not even though you hate him. - Sophocles

16. It made our hair stand up in panic fear. - Sophocles

17. Knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial. - Sophocles

18. Men of ill judgment oft ignore the good That lies within their hands, till they have lost it. - Sophocles

19. Money: There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money. - Sophocles

20. Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another. - Sophocles

21. No enemy is worse than bad advice. - Sophocles

22. No man loves life like him that's growing old. - Sophocles

23. Nobody likes the man who brings bad news. - Sophocles

24. Numberless are the world's wonders, but none More wonderful than man. - Sophocles

25. O generations of men, how I count you as equal with those who live not at all! - Sophocles

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