Sophocles Quotes

It is best to live however one can be.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 979.
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There is no greater evil than anarchy.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 672.
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Instruct me then; I should not speak without due thought.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 594.
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Whoever lives among many evils just as I, how can dying not be a source of gain?
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 463.
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Those swift to think are not always secure.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 617.
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But the power of destiny is something awesome; neither wealth, nor Ares, nor a tower, nor dark-hulled ships might escape it.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 951.
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Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 808.
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To err is common to all mankind, but having erred he is no longer reckless nor unblest who haven fallen into evil seeks a cure, nor remains unmoved.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 1023.
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For the gods, though slow to see, see well, whenever a man casting aside worship turns folly.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 1596.
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Evil gains work their punishment.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 326.
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