Sophocles

one of the great tragedians of ancient Greece (496-406 BC)

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A prudent mind can see room for misgiving, lest he who prospers would one day suffer reverse.Rate it:
A short saying oft contains much wisdom.Rate it:
Best to live lightly, unthinkingly.Rate it:
Chance never helps those who do not help themselves.Rate it:
Death is not the worst rather, in vain To wish for death, and not to compass it.Rate it:
Death is not the worst thing rather, when one who craves death cannot attain even that wish.Rate it:
For God hates utterly The bray of bragging tongues.Rate it:
Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.Rate it:
He who throws away a friend is as bad as he who throws away his life.Rate it:
How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrongRate it:
How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be When there's no help in truthRate it:
I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State and as for the man who sets private friendship above the public welfare - I have no use for him either.Rate it:
Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away.Rate it:
It is not righteousness to outrage A brave man dead, not even though you hate him.Rate it:
It is terrible to speak well and be wrong.Rate it:
It made our hair stand up in panic fear.Rate it:
Kindness gives birth to kindness.Rate it:
Knowledge must come through action you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.Rate it:
Look and you will find it - what is unsought will go undetected.Rate it:
Men of ill judgment oft ignore the good That lies within their hands, till they have lost it.Rate it:
Men of perverse opinion do not know the excellence of what is in their hands, till some one dash it from them.Rate it:
Money There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.Rate it:
Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another.Rate it:
No man loves life like him that's growing old.Rate it:
Nobody likes the man who brings bad news.Rate it:
None love the messenger who brings bad news.Rate it:
None loves the messenger who brings bad news.Rate it:
Numberless are the world's wonders, but none More wonderful than man.Rate it:
Of all human ills, greatest is fortune's wayward tyranny.Rate it:
Of no mortal say, 'That man is happy,' till vexed by no grievous ill he pass Life's goal.Rate it:
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life That word is love.Rate it:
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.Rate it:
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.Rate it:
Rash indeed is he who reckons on the morrow, or haply on days beyond it for tomorrow is not, until today is past.Rate it:
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.Rate it:
Reason is God's crowning gift to man.Rate it:
Show me the man who keeps his house in hand, He's fit for public authority.Rate it:
Someone asked Sophocles, How do you feel now about sex Are you able to have a woman He replied, Hush man most gladly indeed am I rid off it all, as though I had escaped from a mad and savage master.Rate it:
Stranger in a strange country.Rate it:
Success is dependent on effort.Rate it:
Surely, to think your own the only wisdom, and yours the only word, the only will, betrays a shallow spirit, an empty heart.Rate it:
The dice of Zeus always fall luckily.Rate it:
The end excuses any evil.Rate it:
The good befriend themselves.Rate it:
The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.Rate it:
The ideal condition Would be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct But since we are all likely to go astray, The reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach.Rate it:
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.Rate it:
There is no happiness where there is no wisdom No wisdom but in submission to the gods. Big words are always punished, And proud men in old age learn to be wise.Rate it:
There is no sense in crying over spilt milk.Rate it:
There is no sense in crying over spilt milk. Why bewail what is done and cannot be recalled?Rate it:
Though a man be wise it is no shame for him to live and learn.Rate it:
Time eases all things.Rate it:
To err from the right path is common to mankind.Rate it:
To exert his power in doing good is man?s most glorious task.Rate it:
To him who is in fear everything rustles.Rate it:
To know that all is well, even if late will come to know it, is at least some gain.Rate it:
To revive sorrow is cruel.Rate it:
To those who err in judgment, not in will, anger is gentle.Rate it:
Truly, to tell lies is not honorable but when the truth entails tremendous ruin, To speak dishonorably is pardonable.Rate it:
Truth is always the strongest argument.Rate it:
What you cannot enforce, do not command.Rate it:
Who feels no ills, should, therefore, fear them; and when fortune smiles, be doubly cautious, lest destruction come remorseless on him, and he fall unpitied.Rate it:
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.Rate it:
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.Rate it:

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