Sophocles Quotes

127 Sophocles quotes:

"A human being is only breath and shadow."
"A state is not a state if it belongs to one man."
"A wise doctor does not mutter incantations over a sore that needs the knife."
"A wise man does not chatter with one whose mind is sick."
"A word does not frighten the man who, in acting, feels no fear."
"Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off, how quick to be proved a deceiver."
"All a man's affairs become diseased when he wishes to cure evils by evils."
"All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit."
"Bear up, my child, bear up; Zeus who oversees and directs all things is still mighty in heaven."
"But this is a true saying among men: the gifts of enemies are no gifts and profitless."
"But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies."
"Despair often breeds disease."
"Do not grieve yourself too much for those you hate, nor yet forget them utterly."
"Don't you know that silence supports the accuser's charge?"
"Even a poor man can receive honors."
"Every man can see things far off but is blind to what is near."
"Evil counsel travels fast."
"Evil gains work their punishment."
"Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness."
"For shameful deeds are taught by shameful deeds."

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