Sophocles Quotes

Man is not constituted to take pleasure in the same things always.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Women of Trachis, l. 439.
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The joy that comes past hope and beyond expectation is like no other pleasure in extent.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 392.
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Don't you know that silence supports the accuser's charge?
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Women of Trachis, l. 813.
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Resolving this I came in haste slowly.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 231.
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Whoever gets up and comes to grips with Love like a boxer is a fool.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Women of Trachis, l. 441.
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Even from the first it is meek to seek the impossible.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 92.
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There is an ancient saying among men that you cannot thoroughly understand the life of mortals before the man has died, then only can you call it good or bad.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Women of Trachis, l. 1.
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If I am young, then you should look not to age but to deeds.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 728.
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The shimmering night does not stay for mortals, not misfortunes, nor wealth, but in a moment it is gone, and to the turn of another comes joy and loss.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Women of Trachis, l. 132.
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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.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 1158.
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