Rate this quote:(5.00 / 1 vote)Say 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.
Edit this quote...


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

All Sophocles quotes | Sophocles Books

★ FAVORITE (9 votes)


Find a translation for this quote in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss this Sophocles quote with the community:

Quote of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE inspiring quote delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this quote to your bibliography:


"Sophocles Quotes." Quotes.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 10 Oct. 2015. <http://www.quotes.net/quote/1082>.

We need you!

Help build the largest human-edited quotes collection on the web!

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.