Sophocles Quotes

127 Sophocles quotes:

"There is a time when even justice brings harm."
"There is an ancient saying among men that you cannot thoroughly understand the life of mortals before the man has died, then only can you call it good or bad."
"There is no greater evil for men than the constraint of fortune."
"There is no greater evil than anarchy."
"There is nothing more hateful than bad advice."
"There is some pleasure even in words, when they bring forgetfulness of present miseries."
"Things gained through unjust fraud are never secure."
"Those whose life is long still strive for gain, and for all mortals all things take second place to money."
"Time alone reveals the just man; but you might discern a bad man in a single day."
"Trust dies but mistrust blossoms."
"What house, bloated with luxury, ever became prosperous without a woman's excellence?"
"When trouble ends even troubles please."
"Whoever gets up and comes to grips with Love like a boxer is a fool."
"Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes."
"Whoever lives among many evils just as I, how can dying not be a source of gain?"
"Whoever thinks his friend more important than his country, I rate him nowhere."
"Whoever thinks that he alone has speech, or possesses speech or mind above others, when unfolded such men are seen to be empty."
"Whoever understands how to do a kindness when he fares well would be a friend better than any possession."
"You should not consider a man's age but his acts."
"You win the victory when you yield to friends."

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