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Quote: It is a painful thing to look at your own trouble and know that you yourself and no one else has made it. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

It is a painful thing to look at your own trouble and know that you yourself and no one else has made it.


Quote: What people believe prevails over the truth. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

What people believe prevails over the truth.


Quote: In season, all is good. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

In season, all is good.


Quote: We must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day had been. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

We must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day had been.


Quote: Wealth makes an ugly person beautiful to look on and an incoherent speech eloquent; and wealth alone can enjoy pleasure even in sickness and can conceal its miseries. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Wealth makes an ugly person beautiful to look on and an incoherent speech eloquent; and wealth alone can enjoy pleasure even in sickness and can conceal its miseries.


Quote: Death is not the greatest of evils; it is worse to want to die, and not be able to. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Death is not the greatest of evils; it is worse to want to die, and not be able to.


Quote: To speak much is one thing; to speak to the point another! by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

To speak much is one thing; to speak to the point another!


Quote: Many are the wonders of the world, and none so wonderful as man. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Many are the wonders of the world, and none so wonderful as man.


Quote: You clearly hate to yield, but you will regret it when your anger has passed. Such natures are justly the hardest for themselves to bear. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

You clearly hate to yield, but you will regret it when your anger has passed. Such natures are justly the hardest for themselves to bear.


Quote: War loves to seek its victims in the young. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

War loves to seek its victims in the young.


Quote: It is only great souls that know how much glory there is in being good. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

It is only great souls that know how much glory there is in being good.


Quote: For most men friendship is a faithless harbor. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

For most men friendship is a faithless harbor.


Quote: No greater evil can a man endure Than a bad wife, nor find a greater good Than one both good and wise; and each man speaks As judging by the experience of his life. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

No greater evil can a man endure Than a bad wife, nor find a greater good Than one both good and wise; and each man speaks As judging by the experience of his life.


Quote: I should have praise and honor for what I have done: All these men here would praise me.
Were their lips not frozen shut with fear of you.
Ah the good fortune of kings. Licensed to say and do whatever the please. Antigone to Theben's king Creon. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

I should have praise and honor for what I have done: All these men here would praise me.
Were their lips not frozen shut with fear of you.
Ah the good fortune of kings. Licensed to say and do whatever the please. Antigone to Theben's king Creon.


Quote: What men have seen they know; But what shall come hereafter No man before the event can see, Nor what end waits for him. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

What men have seen they know; But what shall come hereafter No man before the event can see, Nor what end waits for him.


Quote: To me no profitable speech sounds ill. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

To me no profitable speech sounds ill.


Quote: Ill-gotten gains work evil. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Ill-gotten gains work evil.


Quote: You drive me back down my desperation--that unclouded incurable never forgotten evil growing inside my life. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

You drive me back down my desperation--that unclouded incurable never forgotten evil growing inside my life.


Quote: Having advanced to the limit of boldness, child, you have stumbled against the lofty pedestal of Justice. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Having advanced to the limit of boldness, child, you have stumbled against the lofty pedestal of Justice.


Quote: Nobody loves life like an old man. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Nobody loves life like an old man.


Quote: Fate has terrible power. You cannot escape it by wealth or war. No fort will keep it out, no ships outrun it. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Fate has terrible power. You cannot escape it by wealth or war. No fort will keep it out, no ships outrun it.


Quote: The eyes of men love to pluck the blossoms from the faded flowers they turn away. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

The eyes of men love to pluck the blossoms from the faded flowers they turn away.


Quote: When an oath is taken ... the mind is more attentive; for it guards against two things, the reproach of friends and offence against the gods. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

When an oath is taken ... the mind is more attentive; for it guards against two things, the reproach of friends and offence against the gods.


Quote: The truth is always the strongest argument. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

The truth is always the strongest argument.


Quote: To revive sorrow is cruel. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

To revive sorrow is cruel.


Quote: Yet I pity the poor wretch, though he's my enemy. He's yoked to an evil delusion, but the same fate could be mine. I see clearly: we who live are all phantoms, fleeing shadows. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Yet I pity the poor wretch, though he's my enemy. He's yoked to an evil delusion, but the same fate could be mine. I see clearly: we who live are all phantoms, fleeing shadows.


Quote: Who seeks shall find. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Who seeks shall find.


Quote: Even the stout of heart shrink when they see the approach of death. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Even the stout of heart shrink when they see the approach of death.


Quote: The sleep of a sick man has keen eyes. It is a sleep unsleeping. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

The sleep of a sick man has keen eyes. It is a sleep unsleeping.


Quote: Troubles hurt the most when they prove self-inflicted. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Troubles hurt the most when they prove self-inflicted.


Quote: The only crime is pride. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

The only crime is pride.


Quote: The strongest iron, hardened in the fire, most often ends in scraps and shatterings. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

The strongest iron, hardened in the fire, most often ends in scraps and shatterings.


Quote: Strike at a great man, and you will not miss. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Strike at a great man, and you will not miss.


Quote: Be a thrifty steward of thy goods. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Be a thrifty steward of thy goods.


Quote: Truly, to tell lies is not honorable; but when the truth entails tremendous ruin, to speak dishonorably is pardonable. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Truly, to tell lies is not honorable; but when the truth entails tremendous ruin, to speak dishonorably is pardonable.


Quote: Remember, nothing succeeds without toil. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Remember, nothing succeeds without toil.


Quote: Man's worst ill is stubbornness of heart. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Man's worst ill is stubbornness of heart.


Quote: Stubbornness and stupidity are twins. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Stubbornness and stupidity are twins.


Quote: You see how when rivers are swollen in winter those trees that yield to the flood retain their branches, but those that offer resistance perish, trunk and all. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

You see how when rivers are swollen in winter those trees that yield to the flood retain their branches, but those that offer resistance perish, trunk and all.




Quote: But when a god sends harm, no man can sidestep it, no matter how strong he may be. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

But when a god sends harm, no man can sidestep it, no matter how strong he may be.


Quote: What an ugly, loveless life for a girl. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

What an ugly, loveless life for a girl.


Quote: There is an ancient saying, famous among men, that thou shouldst not judge fully of a man's life before he dieth, whether it should be called blest or wretched. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

There is an ancient saying, famous among men, that thou shouldst not judge fully of a man's life before he dieth, whether it should be called blest or wretched.


Quote: Men whose wit has been mother of villainy once have learned from it to be evil in all things. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Men whose wit has been mother of villainy once have learned from it to be evil in all things.


Quote: Zeus detests above all the boasts of a proud tongue. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Zeus detests above all the boasts of a proud tongue.


Quote: Fear? What has a man to do with fear? Chance rules our lives, and the future is all unknown. Best live as we may, from day to day. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Fear? What has a man to do with fear? Chance rules our lives, and the future is all unknown. Best live as we may, from day to day.


Quote: I have been a stranger here in my own land: All my life. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

I have been a stranger here in my own land: All my life.


Quote: Goodbye to the sun that shines for me no longer. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Goodbye to the sun that shines for me no longer.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Goodbye to the sun that shines for me no longer;.


Quote: Ignorant men do not know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Ignorant men do not know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away.


Quote: Whom Jupiter would destroy he first drives mad. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Whom Jupiter would destroy he first drives mad.


Quote: Laziness is the mother of all evils. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Laziness is the mother of all evils.


Quote: I recommend...bread, meat, vegetables, and beer. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

I recommend...bread, meat, vegetables, and beer.


Quote: It has been hard, I know, my daughters, but one word alone wipes out all of the hardships: love. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

It has been hard, I know, my daughters, but one word alone wipes out all of the hardships: love.


Quote: The tyrant is a child of pride. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

The tyrant is a child of pride.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The tyrant is a child of Pride Who drinks from his sickening cup Recklessness and vanity, Until from his high crest headlong He plummets to the dust of hope.


Quote: The end excuses any evil. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

The end excuses any evil.


Quote: All concerns of men go wrong when they wish to cure evil with evil. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

All concerns of men go wrong when they wish to cure evil with evil.


Quote: You must remember that no one lives a life free from pain and suffering. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

You must remember that no one lives a life free from pain and suffering.


Quote: Silence gives the proper grace to women. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Silence gives the proper grace to women.


Quote: When I have tried and failed, I shall have failed. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

When I have tried and failed, I shall have failed.


Quote: What do I care for life when you are dead? by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

What do I care for life when you are dead?


Quote: Heaven never helps the man who will not help himself. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Heaven never helps the man who will not help himself.


Quote: The happiest life consists of ignorance,
Before you learn how to grieve or rejoice.
 -- SOPHOCLES (496-406 B.C.). by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

The happiest life consists of ignorance,
Before you learn how to grieve or rejoice.
-- SOPHOCLES (496-406 B.C.).


Quote: Wonders are many, and none is more wonderful than man; the power that crosses the white sea, driven by the stormy wind, making a path under surges that threaten to engulf him. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Wonders are many, and none is more wonderful than man; the power that crosses the white sea, driven by the stormy wind, making a path under surges that threaten to engulf him.


Quote: A wise player ought to accept his throws and score them, not bewail his luck. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

A wise player ought to accept his throws and score them, not bewail his luck.


Quote: Orestes beloved. as you die you destroy me. You have torn away the part of my mind where hope was . by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Orestes beloved. as you die you destroy me. You have torn away the part of my mind where hope was .


Quote: We long to have again the vanished past, in spite of all its pain. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

We long to have again the vanished past, in spite of all its pain.


Quote: You are a woman marked for sorrow. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

You are a woman marked for sorrow.


Quote: I have seen or heard of no other man whom destiny treated with such enmity as it did Philoktetes. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

I have seen or heard of no other man whom destiny treated with such enmity as it did Philoktetes.


Quote: It is but sorrow to be wise when wisdom profits not. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

It is but sorrow to be wise when wisdom profits not.


Quote: Dark, dark! The horror of darkness, like a shroud, wraps me and bears me on through mist and cloud. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Dark, dark! The horror of darkness, like a shroud, wraps me and bears me on through mist and cloud.


Quote: You don't know what kind of day you will have, until evening. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

You don't know what kind of day you will have, until evening.


Quote: The soul that has conceived one wickedness can nurse no good thereafter. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

The soul that has conceived one wickedness can nurse no good thereafter.


Quote: There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.


Quote: Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.


Quote: A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind.


Quote: Kindness begets kindness evermore. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Kindness begets kindness evermore.


Quote: There was the girl, screaming like an angry bird,
When it finds its nest left empt and little ones gone. -- Sentry. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

There was the girl, screaming like an angry bird,
When it finds its nest left empt and little ones gone. -- Sentry.


Quote: If you try to cure evil with evil
you will add more pain to your fate. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

If you try to cure evil with evil
you will add more pain to your fate.


Quote: If we always helped one another, no one would need luck. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

If we always helped one another, no one would need luck.


Quote: Chance never helps those who do not help themselves. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Chance never helps those who do not help themselves.


Quote: All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.


Quote: The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.


Quote: One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.


Quote: 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. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

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.


Quote: It's impossible to speak what it is not noble to do. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

It's impossible to speak what it is not noble to do.


Quote: A state is not a state if it belongs to one man. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

A state is not a state if it belongs to one man.


Quote: To live without evil belongs only to the gods. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

To live without evil belongs only to the gods.


Quote: Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

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


Quote: But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies.


Quote: Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all.


Quote: Man is not constituted to take pleasure in the same things always. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

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


Quote: For shameful deeds are taught by shameful deeds. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

For shameful deeds are taught by shameful deeds.


Quote: All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

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


Quote: Whoever thinks his friend more important than his country, I rate him nowhere. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Whoever thinks his friend more important than his country, I rate him nowhere.


Quote: Whoever gets up and comes to grips with Love like a boxer is a fool. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

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


Quote: It is a base thing for a man among the people not to obey those in command. Never in a state can the laws be well administered when fear does not stand firm. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

It is a base thing for a man among the people not to obey those in command. Never in a state can the laws be well administered when fear does not stand firm.


Quote: No one who errs unwillingly is evil. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

No one who errs unwillingly is evil.


Quote: No treaty is ever an impediment to a cheat. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

No treaty is ever an impediment to a cheat.


Quote: It's a terrible thing to speak well and be wrong. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

It's a terrible thing to speak well and be wrong.


Quote: Isn't it the sweetest mockery to mock our enemies? by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Isn't it the sweetest mockery to mock our enemies?


Quote: A soul that is kind and intends justice discovers more than any sophist. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

A soul that is kind and intends justice discovers more than any sophist.


Quote: There is a time when even justice brings harm. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

There is a time when even justice brings harm.


Quote: There is nothing more hateful than bad advice. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

There is nothing more hateful than bad advice.


Quote: For those whose wit becomes the mother of villainy, those it educates to be evil in all things. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

For those whose wit becomes the mother of villainy, those it educates to be evil in all things.


Quote: If my body is enslaved, still my mind is free. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

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


Quote: When trouble ends even troubles please. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

When trouble ends even troubles please.


Quote: Better not to exist than live basely. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Better not to exist than live basely.


Quote: Not even Ares battles against necessity. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Not even Ares battles against necessity.


Quote: Wise thinkers prevail everywhere. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Wise thinkers prevail everywhere.


Quote: God's dice always have a lucky roll. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

God's dice always have a lucky roll.


Quote: It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.


Quote: It is best to live however one can be. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

It is best to live however one can be.


Quote: If it were possible to cure evils by lamentation and to raise the dead with tears, then gold would be a less valuable thing than weeping. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

If it were possible to cure evils by lamentation and to raise the dead with tears, then gold would be a less valuable thing than weeping.


Quote: If one begins all deeds well, it is likely that they will end well too. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

If one begins all deeds well, it is likely that they will end well too.


Quote: Every man can see things far off but is blind to what is near. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Every man can see things far off but is blind to what is near.


Quote: A day lays low and lifts up again all human things. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

A day lays low and lifts up again all human things.


Quote: Whoever understands how to do a kindness when he fares well would be a friend better than any possession. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

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


Quote: Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

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


Quote: Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes.


Quote: Silence is an ornament for women. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Silence is an ornament for women.


Quote: Men may know many things by seeing; but no prophet can see before the event, nor what end waits for him. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Men may know many things by seeing; but no prophet can see before the event, nor what end waits for him.


Quote: Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.


Quote: Whoever thinks that he alone has speech, or possesses speech or mind above others, when unfolded such men are seen to be empty. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Whoever thinks that he alone has speech, or possesses speech or mind above others, when unfolded such men are seen to be empty.


Quote: Despair often breeds disease. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Despair often breeds disease.


Quote: No lie ever reaches old age. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

No lie ever reaches old age.


Quote: Evil counsel travels fast. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Evil counsel travels fast.


Quote: But this is a true saying among men: the gifts of enemies are no gifts and profitless. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

But this is a true saying among men: the gifts of enemies are no gifts and profitless.


Quote: If you have done terrible things, you must endure terrible things; for thus the sacred light of injustice shines bright. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

If you have done terrible things, you must endure terrible things; for thus the sacred light of injustice shines bright.


Quote: I see the state of all of us who live, nothing more than phantoms or a weightless shadow. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

I see the state of all of us who live, nothing more than phantoms or a weightless shadow.


Quote: Do not grieve yourself too much for those you hate, nor yet forget them utterly. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Do not grieve yourself too much for those you hate, nor yet forget them utterly.


Quote: How sweet for those faring badly to forget their misfortunes even for a short time. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

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


Quote: A wise doctor does not mutter incantations over a sore that needs the knife. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

A wise doctor does not mutter incantations over a sore that needs the knife.


Quote: Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.


Quote: Whoever lives among many evils just as I, how can dying not be a source of gain? by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Whoever lives among many evils just as I, how can dying not be a source of gain?


Quote: For the wretched one night is like a thousand; for someone faring well death is just one more night. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

For the wretched one night is like a thousand; for someone faring well death is just one more night.


Quote: To give birth is a fearsome thing; there is no hating the child one has borne even when injured by it. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

To give birth is a fearsome thing; there is no hating the child one has borne even when injured by it.


Quote: I would rather miss the mark acting well than win the day acting basely. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

I would rather miss the mark acting well than win the day acting basely.


Quote: There is no greater evil for men than the constraint of fortune. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

There is no greater evil for men than the constraint of fortune.


Quote: All a man's affairs become diseased when he wishes to cure evils by evils. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

All a man's affairs become diseased when he wishes to cure evils by evils.


Quote: There is no greater evil than anarchy. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

There is no greater evil than anarchy.


Quote: He who throws away a friend is as bad as he who throws away his life. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

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.


Quote: Men of ill judgment ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Men of ill judgment ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it.


Quote: One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.


Quote: It is the merit of a general to impart good news, and to conceal the truth. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

It is the merit of a general to impart good news, and to conceal the truth.


Quote: Not to be born is, past all prizing, best. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Not to be born is, past all prizing, best.


Quote: Enemies' gifts are no gifts and do no good. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Enemies' gifts are no gifts and do no good.


Quote: The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.


Quote: It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

It is terrible to speak well and be wrong.


Quote: For the dead there are no more toils. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

For the dead there are no more toils.


Quote: To him who is in fear everything rustles. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

To him who is in fear everything rustles.


Quote: Reason is God's crowning gift to man. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Reason is God's crowning gift to man.


Quote: No enemy is worse than bad advice. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

No enemy is worse than bad advice.


Quote: If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: 'Thou shalt not ration justice.' by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: 'Thou shalt not ration justice.'


Quote: A lie never lives to be old. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

A lie never lives to be old.


Quote: Quick decisions are unsafe decisions. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.


Quote: How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth.


Quote: When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.


Quote: Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.


Quote: No speech can stain what is noble by nature. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

No speech can stain what is noble by nature.


Quote: Not even old age knows how to love death. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Not even old age knows how to love death.


Quote: It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.


Quote: Now I see that going out into the testing ground of men it is the tongue and not the deed that wins the day. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Now I see that going out into the testing ground of men it is the tongue and not the deed that wins the day.


Quote: There is some pleasure even in words, when they bring forgetfulness of present miseries. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

There is some pleasure even in words, when they bring forgetfulness of present miseries.


Quote: I see that all of us who live are nothing but images or insubstantial shadow. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

I see that all of us who live are nothing but images or insubstantial shadow.


Quote: Those whose life is long still strive for gain, and for all mortals all things take second place to money. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Those whose life is long still strive for gain, and for all mortals all things take second place to money.


Quote: A human being is only breath and shadow. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

A human being is only breath and shadow.


Quote: The gods plant reason in mankind, of all good gifts the highest. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

The gods plant reason in mankind, of all good gifts the highest.


Quote: Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

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


Quote: Time alone reveals the just man; but you might discern a bad man in a single day. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Time alone reveals the just man; but you might discern a bad man in a single day.


Quote: Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off, how quick to be proved a deceiver. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off, how quick to be proved a deceiver.


Quote: Evil gains work their punishment. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Evil gains work their punishment.


Quote: The rewards of virtue alone abide secure. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

The rewards of virtue alone abide secure.


Quote: If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink.


Quote: A man growing old becomes a child again. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

A man growing old becomes a child again.


Quote: Old age and the passage of time teach all things. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Old age and the passage of time teach all things.


Quote: Bear up, my child, bear up; Zeus who oversees and directs all things is still mighty in heaven. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Bear up, my child, bear up; Zeus who oversees and directs all things is still mighty in heaven.


Quote: The dice of Zeus always fall luckily. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

The dice of Zeus always fall luckily.


Quote: Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception.


Quote: The oaths of a woman I inscribe on water. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

The oaths of a woman I inscribe on water.


Quote: Things gained through unjust fraud are never secure. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Things gained through unjust fraud are never secure.


Quote: No one longs to live more than someone growing old. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

No one longs to live more than someone growing old.


Quote: Best to live lightly, unthinkingly. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Best to live lightly, unthinkingly.


Quote: There is no sense in crying over spilt milk. Why bewail what is done and cannot be recalled? by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

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


Quote: Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution.


Quote: Trust dies but mistrust blossoms. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Trust dies but mistrust blossoms.


Quote: There is a point at which even justice does injury. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

There is a point at which even justice does injury.


Quote: There is no success without hardship. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

There is no success without hardship.


Quote: In a just cause the weak will beat the strong. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

In a just cause the weak will beat the strong.


Quote: Not knowing anything is the sweetest life. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Not knowing anything is the sweetest life.


Quote: What house, bloated with luxury, ever became prosperous without a woman's excellence? by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

What house, bloated with luxury, ever became prosperous without a woman's excellence?


Quote: A wise man does not chatter with one whose mind is sick. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

A wise man does not chatter with one whose mind is sick.


Quote: Success is dependent on effort. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Success is dependent on effort.


Quote: Don't you know that silence supports the accuser's charge? by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Don't you know that silence supports the accuser's charge?


Quote: Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness.


Quote: Without labor nothing prospers. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Without labor nothing prospers.


Quote: Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of photo of author Sophocles with quote

Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness.


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