Sophocles Quotes & Wallpapers

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The stubbornest of wills Are soonest bended, as the hardest iron, O'er-heated in the fire to brittleness,Flies soonest into fragments, shivered through. Sophocles

Dreadful is the mysterious power of fate; there is no deliverance from it by wealth or by war, by walled city or dark, seabeaten ships. Sophocles

For the gods, though slow to see, see well, whenever a man casting aside worship turns folly. Sophocles

Surely, to think your own the only wisdom, and yours the only word, the only will, betrays a shallow spirit, an empty heart. Sophocles

To him who is afraid, everything rustles. Sophocles

Afterthought makes the first resolve a liar. Sophocles

I cannot love a friend whose love is words. Sophocles

Tomorrow is tomorrow. Future cares have future cures, And we must mind today. Sophocles

The truth is what I cherish and that's my strength Sophocles

Ugly deeds are taught by ugly deeds. Sophocles

A man though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind. Sophocles

I write a woman's oaths in water. Sophocles

To never have been born may be the greatest boon of all. Sophocles

To the man who is afraid everything rustles. Sophocles

If to some my tale seems foolishness I am content that such could count me fool. Sophocles

For God hates utterly The bray of bragging tongues. Sophocles

that henceforth ye may thieve with better knowledge whence lucre should be won, and learn that it is not well to love gain from every source. For thou wilt find that ill-gotten pelf brings more men to ruin than to weal. Sophocles

One's own escape from troubles makes one glad; but bringing friends to trouble is hard grief. Sophocles

Fate has terrible power. You cannot escape it by wealth or war. No fort will keep it out, no ships outrun it. Sophocles

To a man who is afraid everything rustles. Sophocles

When an oath is taken ... the mind is more attentive; for it guards against two things, the reproach of friends and offence against the gods. Sophocles

Reason is God's crowning gift to man. Sophocles

Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off, how quick to be proved a deceiver. Sophocles

All a man's affairs become diseased when he wishes to cure evils by evils. Sophocles

How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth. Sophocles

For shameful deeds are taught by shameful deeds. Sophocles

There is an ancient saying among men that you cannot thoroughly understand the life of mortals before the man has died, then only can you call it good or bad. Sophocles

It is a base thing for a man among the people not to obey those in command. Never in a state can the laws be well administered when fear does not stand firm. Sophocles

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

Yet I pity the poor wretch, though he's my enemy. He's yoked to an evil delusion, but the same fate could be mine. I see clearly: we who live are all phantoms, fleeing shadows. Sophocles

Fortune never helps the fainthearted. Sophocles

What people believe prevails over the truth. Sophocles

The tyrant is a child of pride. Sophocles

A man who takes pleasure in speaking continuously fools himself in thinking he is not unpleasant to those around him. Sophocles

I well believe it, to unwilling ears; None love the messenger who brings bad news. Sophocles

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. Sophocles

The sleep of a sick man has keen eyes. It is a sleep unsleeping. Sophocles

Time is a kindly God. Sophocles

The truth is ever best. Sophocles

For God hates utterly the bray of bragging tongues. Sophocles

We have only a little time to please the living. But all eternity to love the dead. Sophocles

It's terrible when the one who does the judging judges things all wrong. Sophocles

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves. Sophocles

One's own escape from troubles makes one glad; but bringing friends to trouble is hard grief. Sophocles

There is an ancient saying, famous among men, that thou shouldst not judge fully of a man's life before he dieth, whether it should be called blest or wretched. Sophocles

All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride. Sophocles

Man's worst ill is stubbornness of heart. Sophocles

Opportunity has power over all things. Sophocles

Truly, to tell lies is not honorable; But when the truth entails tremendous ruin, To speak dishonorably is pardonable. Sophocles

Time eases all things. Sophocles

Our ship of fate, which recent storms have threatened to destroy, has come safely to harbor at last. Sophocles

It is a good thing To escape from death, but it is not great pleasure To bring death to a friend. Sophocles

Knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial. Sophocles

Rash indeed is he who reckons on the morrow, or haply on days beyond it; for tomorrow is not, until today is past. Sophocles

One word Frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love. Sophocles

A short saying oft contains much wisdom. Sophocles

It can be no dishonor to learn from others when they speak good sense. Sophocles

It's not a man's great frame Or breadth of shoulders makes his manhood count: A man of sense has always the advantage. Sophocles

A man who deals in fairness with his own, he can make manifest justice in the state. Sophocles

A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind. Sophocles

More men come to doom through dirty profits than are kept by them. Sophocles

Troubles hurt the most when they prove self-inflicted. Sophocles

The eyes of men love to pluck the blossoms; from the faded flowers they turn away. Sophocles

Each one of us must live the life God gives him; it cannot be shirked. Sophocles

Whoever has a keen eye for profits, is blind in relation to his craft. Sophocles

You see how when rivers are swollen in winter those trees that yield to the flood retain their branches, but those that offer resistance perish, trunk and all. Sophocles

The dice of Zeus always fall luckily. Sophocles

I see the state of all of us who live, nothing more than phantoms or a weightless shadow. Sophocles

Don't you know that silence supports the accuser's charge? Sophocles

A word does not frighten the man who, in acting, feels no fear. Sophocles

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