Quotations The Best Sophocles Quotes  

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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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22 2
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating. Sophocles

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18 2
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; that word is love. Sophocles

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17 3
There is no success without hardship. Sophocles

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16 3
Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away. Sophocles

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11 1
Truth is always the strongest argument. Sophocles

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14 2
In a just cause the weak will beat the strong. Sophocles

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14 2
Look and you will find it -- what is unsought will go undetected. Sophocles

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6 0
michaelj72 added You should not consider a man's age but his acts.

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8 1
It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. Sophocles

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7 1
For the dead there are no more toils. Sophocles

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7 1
Kindness gives birth to kindness. Sophocles

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8 2
There is no sense in crying over spilt milk. Why bewail what is done and cannot be recalled? Sophocles

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6 1
Chance never helps those who do not help themselves. Sophocles

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6 1
michaelj72 added The truth is what I cherish and that's my strength. - Oedipus Rex

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6 1
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. Sophocles

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5 0
michaelj72 added We have only a little time to please the living. But all eternity to love the dead. - Antigone

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5 0
To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task. Sophocles

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5 0
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud. Sophocles

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6 1
What you cannot enforce, do not command. Sophocles

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4 0
michaelj72 added Wise thinkers prevail everywhere.

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4 0
michaelj72 added Silence has many beauties.

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4 0
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 city which belongs to just one man is no true city. - Antigone

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michaelj72 added Who seeks shall find.