Sophocles Quotes

Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
To err from the right path is common to mankind.
He who throws away a friend is as bad as he who throws away his life.
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life That word is love.
Someone asked Sophocles, How do you feel now about sex Are you able to have a woman He replied, Hush man most gladly indeed am I rid off it all, as though I had escaped from a mad and savage master.
Of no mortal say, 'That man is happy,' till vexed by no grievous ill he pass Life's goal.
Men of perverse opinion do not know the excellence of what is in their hands, till some one dash it from them.
None love the messenger who brings bad news.
Though a man be wise it is no shame for him to live and learn.
To know that all is well, even if late will come to know it, is at least some gain.
Success is dependent on effort.
A short saying oft contains much wisdom.
Surely, to think your own the only wisdom, and yours the only word, the only will, betrays a shallow spirit, an empty heart.
Look and you will find it - what is unsought will go undetected.
Men of ill judgment oft ignore the good That lies within their hands, till they have lost it.
There is no sense in crying over spilt milk.
To him who is in fear everything rustles.
It is not righteousness to outrage A brave man dead, not even though you hate him.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
No man loves life like him that's growing old.
Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another.
Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away.
What you cannot enforce, do not command.
Reason is God's crowning gift to man.
Show me the man who keeps his house in hand, He's fit for public authority.
How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong
Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.
Money There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
Of all human ills, greatest is fortune's wayward tyranny.
Numberless are the world's wonders, but none More wonderful than man.
Nobody likes the man who brings bad news.
I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State and as for the man who sets private friendship above the public welfare - I have no use for him either.
For God hates utterly The bray of bragging tongues.
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
Truly, to tell lies is not honorable but when the truth entails tremendous ruin, To speak dishonorably is pardonable.
Death is not the worst rather, in vain To wish for death, and not to compass it.
Stranger in a strange country.
It made our hair stand up in panic fear.
The end excuses any evil.
The ideal condition Would be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct But since we are all likely to go astray, The reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach.
Death is not the worst thing rather, when one who craves death cannot attain even that wish.
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.
Rash indeed is he who reckons on the morrow, or haply on days beyond it for tomorrow is not, until today is past.
Time eases all things.
The good befriend themselves.
Knowledge must come through action you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.
A prudent mind can see room for misgiving, lest he who prospers would one day suffer reverse.
The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.
How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be When there's no help in truth
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