Sophocles

Sophocles (496 BC–406 BC) was an ancient Greek playwright, dramatist, priest, and politician of Athens. He was also a general for the Athenian Empire in the Peloponnesian Wars, and during his service he led the battle against the Peloponnesian Island of Samos.
Found 121 thoughts of Sophocles

Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.

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Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces.

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For money, you would sell your soul.

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There is no success without hardship.

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What you cannot enforce, do not command.

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A short saying often contains much wisdom.

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Men of perverse opinion do not know the excellence of what is in their hands, till someone dash it from them.

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Of no mortal say, 'That man is happy,' till vexed by no grievous ill he pass life's goal.

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One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.

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There is no witness so terrible, no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.

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One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.

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Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness.

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Who seeks shall find.

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For the wretched one night is like a thousand; for someone faring well death is just one more night.

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong.

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Always desire to learn something useful.

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He who throws away a friend is as bad as he who throws away his life.

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There is no happiness where there is no wisdom;No wisdom but in submission to the gods.Big words are always punished,And proud men in old age learn to be wise.

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Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.

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Rash indeed is he who reckons on the morrow, or haply on days beyond it; for tomorrow is not, until today is past.

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Do not grieve yourself too much for those you hate, nor yet forget them utterly.

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Knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.

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A wise doctor does not mutter incantations over a sore that needs the knife.

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Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away.

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No one longs to live more than someone growing old.

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