Sophocles

Sophocles

Greek poet

Lived from: 496 BC - 406 BC

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Sophocles

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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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    One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; that word is love.
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    Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
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    Success is dependent on effort.
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    Success, remember is the reward of toil.
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    The dice of Zeus always fall luckily.
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    The gods plant reason in mankind, of all good gifts the highest.
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    The long unmeasured pulse of time moves everything. There is nothing hidden that it cannot bring to light, nothing once known that may not become unknown.
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    There is no success without hardship.
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    There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.
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    To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task.
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    To him who is in fear everything rustles.
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    Truth is always the strongest argument.
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    What you cannot enforce, do not command.
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    Who feels no ills, should, therefore, fear them; and when fortune smiles, be doubly cautious, lest destruction come remorseless on him, and he fall unpitied.