Sophocles Quotes

127 Sophocles quotes:

"It's a terrible thing to speak well and be wrong."
"Men may know many things by seeing; but no prophet can see before the event, nor what end waits for him."
"Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind. This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes, this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds."
"Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another."
"Much wisdom often goes with brevity of speech."
"No lie ever reaches old age."
"No man loves the bearer of bad tidings."
"No one longs to live more than someone growing old."
"No one who errs unwillingly is evil."
"No speech can stain what is noble by nature."
"No treaty is ever an impediment to a cheat."
"Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed."
"Not even Ares battles against necessity."
"Not knowing anything is the sweetest life."
"Now I see that going out into the testing ground of men it is the tongue and not the deed that wins the day."
"Old age and the passage of time teach all things."
"Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die."
"Silence is an ornament for women."
"The rewards of virtue alone abide secure."
"There are some who praise a man free from disease; to me no man who is poor seems free from disease but to be constantly sick."

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