Sophocles Quotes

Top 100 wise famous quotes and sayings by Sophocles

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pinterest Share on Linkedin

Sophocles quotes: I cannot love a friend whose love is words. I cannot love a friend whose love is words.
Sophocles quotes: Many are the things that man seeing must understand. Not seeing, how shall he know what lies in the hand of time to come? Many are the things that man seeing must understand. Not seeing, how shall he know what lies in the hand of time to come?
Sophocles quotes: Thoughts are mightier than strength of hand. Thoughts are mightier than strength of hand.
Sophocles quotes: Despair often breeds disease. Despair often breeds disease.
Sophocles quotes: To him who is afraid, everything rustles. To him who is afraid, everything rustles.
Sophocles quotes: Those who jump to conclusions may go wrong. Those who jump to conclusions may go wrong.
Sophocles quotes: A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind. A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind.
Sophocles quotes: When trouble ends even troubles please. When trouble ends even troubles please.
Sophocles quotes: Men whose wit has been mother of villainy once have learned from it to be evil in all things. Men whose wit has been mother of villainy once have learned from it to be evil in all things.
Sophocles quotes: The good leader repeats the good news, keeps the worst to himself. The good leader repeats the good news, keeps the worst to himself.
Sophocles quotes: A lie never lives to be old. A lie never lives to be old.
Sophocles quotes: No treaty is ever an impediment to a cheat. No treaty is ever an impediment to a cheat.
Sophocles quotes: It is a painful thingTo look at your own trouble and knowThat you yourself and no one else has made it It is a painful thing
To look at your own trouble and know
That you yourself and no one else has made it
Sophocles quotes: Success, remember is the reward of toil. Success, remember is the reward of toil.
Sophocles quotes: And also because - Oh, my darling, my darling, forgive me; I'm going to cause you quite a lot of pain. And also because - Oh, my darling, my darling, forgive me; I'm going to cause you quite a lot of pain.
Sophocles quotes: The rewards of virtue alone abide secure. The rewards of virtue alone abide secure.
Sophocles quotes: Kindness gives birth to kindness. Kindness gives birth to kindness.
Sophocles quotes: It becomes one, while exempt from woes, to look to the dangers. It becomes one, while exempt from woes, to look to the dangers.
Sophocles quotes: Hush! Check those words. Do not cure ill with ill and make your pain still heavier than it is. Hush! Check those words. Do not cure ill with ill and make your pain still heavier than it is.
Sophocles quotes: No yield to the dead! Never stab the fighter when he's down. Where's the glory, killing the dead twice over? No yield to the dead! Never stab the fighter when he's down. Where's the glory, killing the dead twice over?
Sophocles quotes: It is not right if I am wrong. But if I am young, and right, what does my age matter? It is not right if I am wrong. But if I am young, and right, what does my age matter?
Sophocles quotes: There is some pleasure even in words, when they bring forgetfulness of present miseries. There is some pleasure even in words, when they bring forgetfulness of present miseries.
Sophocles quotes: What do I care for life when you are dead? What do I care for life when you are dead?
Sophocles quotes: Kindness it is that brings forth kindness always. Kindness it is that brings forth kindness always.
Sophocles quotes: A wise man does not chatter with one whose mind is sick. A wise man does not chatter with one whose mind is sick.
Sophocles quotes: The truth is what I cherish and that's my strength The truth is what I cherish and that's my strength
Sophocles quotes: For kindness begets kindness evermore,But he from whose mind fades the memoryOf benefits, noble is he no more. For kindness begets kindness evermore,But he from whose mind fades the memoryOf benefits, noble is he no more.
Sophocles quotes: One soul is enough, I know, to pay the debt for thousands, if one will go to the gods in all good faith. One soul is enough, I know, to pay the debt for thousands, if one will go to the gods in all good faith.
Sophocles quotes: Why should man fear since chance is all in all for him, and he can clearly foreknow nothing? Best to live lightly, as one can, unthinkingly. Why should man fear since chance is all in all for him, and he can clearly foreknow nothing? Best to live lightly, as one can, unthinkingly.
Sophocles quotes: A cunning fellow is man, inventive beyond all expectation, he reaches sometimes evil and sometimes good A cunning fellow is man, inventive beyond all expectation, he reaches sometimes evil and sometimes good
Sophocles quotes: Surely, to think your own the only wisdom, and yours the only word, the only will, betrays a shallow spirit, an empty heart. Surely, to think your own the only wisdom, and yours the only word, the only will, betrays a shallow spirit, an empty heart.
Sophocles quotes: Many are the wonders of the world, and none so wonderful as man. Many are the wonders of the world, and none so wonderful as man.
Sophocles quotes: It is best not to have been born at all: but, if born, as quickly as possible to return whence one came. It is best not to have been born at all: but, if born, as quickly as possible to return whence one came.
Sophocles quotes: They are not wise, then, who stand forth to buffet against Love; for Love rules the gods as he will, and me. They are not wise, then, who stand forth to buffet against Love; for Love rules the gods as he will, and me.
Sophocles quotes: It is always fair sailing, when you escape evil. It is always fair sailing, when you escape evil.
Sophocles quotes: Alas for the seed of man. Alas for the seed of man.
Sophocles quotes: Nobody likes the man who brings bad news. Nobody likes the man who brings bad news.
Sophocles quotes: The pain we inflict upon ourselves hurt most of all. The pain we inflict upon ourselves hurt most of all.
Sophocles quotes: Gentle time will heal our sorrows. Gentle time will heal our sorrows.
Sophocles quotes: To live without evil belongs only to the gods. To live without evil belongs only to the gods.
Sophocles quotes: One wordFrees us of all the weight and pain of life:That word is love. One word
Frees us of all the weight and pain of life:
That word is love.
Sophocles quotes: Each one of us must live the life God gives him; it cannot be shirked. Each one of us must live the life God gives him; it cannot be shirked.
Sophocles quotes: 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. 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.
Sophocles quotes: Quick decisions are unsafe decisions. Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.
Sophocles quotes: One thinking it is right to speak all things, whether the word is fit for speech or unutterable. One thinking it is right to speak all things, whether the word is fit for speech or unutterable.
Sophocles quotes: How dangerous can false reasoning prove! How dangerous can false reasoning prove!
Sophocles quotes: Laws can never be enforced unless fear supports them. Laws can never be enforced unless fear supports them.
Sophocles quotes: The end excuses any evil. The end excuses any evil.
Sophocles quotes: No man, my lord, should make a vow, for if He ever swears he will not do a thing. No man, my lord, should make a vow, for if
He ever swears he will not do a thing.
Sophocles quotes: No oath can be too binding for a lover. No oath can be too binding for a lover.
Sophocles quotes: If I am young, then you should look not to age but to deeds. If I am young, then you should look not to age but to deeds.
Sophocles quotes: No wound is worse than counterfeited love. No wound is worse than counterfeited love.
Sophocles quotes: A soul that is kind and intends justice discovers more than any sophist A soul that is kind and intends justice discovers more than any sophist
Sophocles quotes: Now let the weeping cease; Let no one mourn again. These things are in the hands of God. Now let the weeping cease; Let no one mourn again. These things are in the hands of God.
Sophocles quotes: I have no love for a friend who loves in words alone. I have no love for a friend who loves in words alone.
Sophocles quotes: In matters where I have no cognizanceI hold my tongue. In matters where I have no cognizance
I hold my tongue.
Sophocles quotes: Zeus detests above all the boasts of a proud tongue. Zeus detests above all the boasts of a proud tongue.
Sophocles quotes: To know that all is well, even if late will come to know it, is at least some gain. To know that all is well, even if late will come to know it, is at least some gain.
Sophocles quotes: Whoever lives among many evils just as I, how can dying not be a source of gain? Whoever lives among many evils just as I, how can dying not be a source of gain?
Sophocles quotes: Rather throw away that which is dearest to you, your own life, than turn away a good friend. Rather throw away that which is dearest to you, your own life, than turn away a good friend.
Sophocles quotes: Old age and the passage of time teach all things. Old age and the passage of time teach all things.
Sophocles quotes: And remember that the captor is now the captive; the hunter is in the snare. What was won by stealth will not be kept. And remember that the captor is now the captive; the hunter is in the snare. What was won by stealth will not be kept.
Sophocles quotes: Great Time makes all things dim. Great Time makes all things dim.
Sophocles quotes: It is better not to live at all than to live disgraced. It is better not to live at all than to live disgraced.
Sophocles quotes: Nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse. Nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse.
Sophocles quotes: For whoever knows how to return a kindness he has received must be a friend above all price. For whoever knows how to return a kindness he has received must be a friend above all price.
Sophocles quotes: Goodbye to the sun that shines for me no longer; Goodbye to the sun that shines for me no longer;
Sophocles quotes: Shame brings no advantage in misfortunes, for silence (of the accused) is the ally of the speaker. Shame brings no advantage in misfortunes, for silence (of the accused) is the ally of the speaker.
Sophocles quotes: Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die. Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
Sophocles quotes: Give me a life wherever there is an opportunity to live, and better life than was my father's. Give me a life wherever there is an opportunity to live, and better life than was my father's.
Sophocles quotes: All a man's affairs become diseased when he wishes to cure evils by evils. All a man's affairs become diseased when he wishes to cure evils by evils.
Sophocles quotes: Time is the only test of honest men, one day is space enough to know a rogue. Time is the only test of honest men, one day is space enough to know a rogue.
Sophocles quotes: Haemon: No city is property of a single man.Creon: But custom gives possession to the ruler.Haemon: You'd rule a desert beautifully alone. Haemon: No city is property of a single man.
Creon: But custom gives possession to the ruler.
Haemon: You'd rule a desert beautifully alone.
Sophocles quotes: What greater wound is there than a false friend? What greater wound is there than a false friend?
Sophocles quotes: What woe is lacking to my tale of woes? What woe is lacking to my tale of woes?
Sophocles quotes: To err is common To all men, but the man who having erredHugs not his errors, but repents and seeksThe cure, is not a wastrel nor unwise. To err is common
To all men, but the man who having erred
Hugs not his errors, but repents and seeks
The cure, is not a wastrel nor unwise.