Sophocles Quotes

127 Sophocles quotes:

"For those whose wit becomes the mother of villainy, those it educates to be evil in all things."
"Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing."
"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."
"God's dice always have a lucky roll."
"Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth."
"How sweet for those faring badly to forget their misfortunes even for a short time."
"Hush! Check those words. Do not cure ill with ill and make your pain still heavier than it is."
"I see that all of us who live are nothing but images or insubstantial shadow."
"I see the state of all of us who live, nothing more than phantoms or a weightless shadow."
"I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating."
"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."
"If my body is enslaved, still my mind is free."
"If one begins all deeds well, it is likely that they will end well too."
"If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: "Thou shalt not ration justice."
"If you have done terrible things, you must endure terrible things; for thus the sacred light of injustice shines bright."
"If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink."
"Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away."
"It is best to live however one can be."
"It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune."
"It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds."

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