Sophocles Quotes

A word does not frighten the man who, in acting, feels no fear.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 296.
Heap up great wealth in your house, if you wish, and live as a tyrant, but, if the enjoyment of these things be lacking, I would not buy the rest for the shadow of smoke as against happiness.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 1168-1171.
It's impossible to speak what it is not noble to do.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Tyrannus, l. 1409.
I have seen the impassioned curbed with a small bit.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 477.
I would rather miss the mark acting well than win the day acting basely.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 94.
You should not consider a man's age but his acts.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 729.
For those whose wit becomes the mother of villainy, those it educates to be evil in all things.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 1360.
To many men much-wandering hope comes as a boon, but to many others it is the deception of vain desires.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 615.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 1443.
Whoever thinks his friend more important than his country, I rate him nowhere.
Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 182.