Sophocles

Sophocles

Greek poet

Lived from: 496 BC - 406 BC

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Sophocles

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    A short saying often contains much wisdom.
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    In a just cause the weak will beat the strong.
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    Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
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    Best to live lightly, unthinkingly.
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    Chance never helps those who do not help themselves.
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    For the dead there are no more toils.
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    Heaven never helps the men who will not act.
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    I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
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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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    It is terrible to speak well and be wrong.
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    Kindness gives birth to kindness.
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    Look and you will find it - what is unsought will go undetected.
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    Men of ill judgment ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it.
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    None loves the messenger who brings bad news.
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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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