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Sophocles Quotes

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496 BC - 406 BC
Nationality: Greek
Category: Poet
Subcategory: Greek Poet

Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future.


Man is not constituted to take pleasure in the same things always.


A human being is only breath and shadow.


Whoever gets up and comes to grips with Love like a boxer is a fool.


How sweet for those faring badly to forget their misfortunes even for a short time.


If my body is enslaved, still my mind is free.


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


There is no sense in crying over spilt milk. Why bewail what is done and cannot be recalled?


Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.


Hush! Check those words. Do not cure ill with ill and make your pain still heavier than it is.


Whoever understands how to do a kindness when he fares well would be a friend better than any possession.


Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.


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.


Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.


No one who errs unwillingly is evil.


He who throws away a friend is as bad as he who throws away his life.


When trouble ends even troubles please.


All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.


In a just cause the weak will beat the strong.


For shameful deeds are taught by shameful deeds.


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