Sophocles Quotes

Now I see that going out into the testing ground of men it is the tongue and not the deed that wins the day.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 98.
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For even bold natures flee, whenever they see Hades close to life.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 580.
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Oh death, death, why do you never come to me thus summoned always day by day?
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 797.
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Obedience to authority saves many skins.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 676.
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It is always fair sailing when you escape evil.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 641.
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But to me this is both bitter and sweet.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 436.
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As many as are involved in misery of their own choosing, such as you, for them there is no forgiveness nor pity.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 1319.
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Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind. This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes, this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 295.
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A wise man does not chatter with one whose mind is sick.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Women of Trachis, l. 434.
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Whoever thinks that he alone has speech, or possesses speech or mind above others, when unfolded such men are seen to be empty.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 707.
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