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A list of the best Sophocles quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Sophocles quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Sophocles quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Sophocles should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Sophocles quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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A short saying often contains much wisdom. Sophocles

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In a just cause the weak will beat the strong. Sophocles

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Truth is always the strongest argument. Sophocles

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I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating. Sophocles

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

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Look and you will find it -- what is unsought will go undetected. Sophocles

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. Sophocles

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There is no success without hardship. Sophocles

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

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michaelj72 added You should not consider a man's age but his acts.

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Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. Sophocles

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For the dead there are no more toils. Sophocles

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Kindness gives birth to kindness. Sophocles

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There is no sense in crying over spilt milk. Why bewail what is done and cannot be recalled? Sophocles

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Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud. Sophocles

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To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task. Sophocles

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michaelj72 added We have only a little time to please the living. But all eternity to love the dead. - Antigone

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What you cannot enforce, do not command. Sophocles

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michaelj72 added The truth is what I cherish and that's my strength. - Oedipus Rex

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Chance never helps those who do not help themselves. Sophocles

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michaelj72 added Silence has many beauties.

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michaelj72 added Wise thinkers prevail everywhere.

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michaelj72 added A city which belongs to just one man is no true city. - Antigone

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michaelj72 added It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.

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michaelj72 added Success is dependent on effort.

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

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michaelj72 added Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.

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michaelj72 added Who seeks shall find.

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Heaven never helps the men who will not act. Sophocles

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michaelj72 added There is no greater evil than men's failure to consult and to consider. - Antigone

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Men of ill judgment ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it. Sophocles

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michaelj72 added Man is not constituted to take pleasure in the same things always.

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None loves the messenger who brings bad news. Sophocles

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michaelj72 added A day lays low and lifts up again all human things.

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michaelj72 added No man loves the bearer of bad tidings.

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Ignorant menDont know what good they hold in their hands untilTheyve flung it away. Sophocles

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Wonders are many, and none is more wonderful than man; the power that crosses the white sea, driven by the stormy wind, making a path under surges that threaten to engulf him... Sophocles

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michaelj72 added A human being is only breath and shadow.

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

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Success, remember is the reward of toil. Sophocles

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michaelj72 added The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

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To him who is in fear everything rustles. Sophocles

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The dice of Zeus always fall luckily. Sophocles

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michaelj72 added No enemy is worse than bad advice.

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michaelj72 added Oblivion - what a blessing...for the mind to dwell a world away from pain. - oedipus

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michaelj72 added Whoever lives among many evils just as I, how can dying not be a source of gain?

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michaelj72 added He who throws away a friend is as bad as he who throws away his life.

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michaelj72 added Reason is the gods' crowning gift to man.

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michaelj72 added If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: 'Thou shalt not ration justice.'

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michaelj72 added Never honor the gods in one breath and take the gods for fools the next.