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Sophocles
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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
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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
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For the gods, though slow to see, see well, whenever a man casting aside worship turns folly. Sophocles
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Surely, to think your own the only wisdom, and yours the only word, the only will, betrays a shallow spirit, an empty heart. Sophocles
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To him who is afraid, everything rustles. Sophocles
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Reason is God's crowning gift to man. Sophocles
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Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off, how quick to be proved a deceiver. Sophocles
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All a man's affairs become diseased when he wishes to cure evils by evils. Sophocles
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How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth. Sophocles
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For shameful deeds are taught by shameful deeds. Sophocles
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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
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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
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He who throws away a friend is as bad as he who throws away his life. Sophocles
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Afterthought makes the first resolve a liar. Sophocles
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I cannot love a friend whose love is words. Sophocles
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Tomorrow is tomorrow. Future cares have future cures, And we must mind today. Sophocles
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The truth is what I cherish and that's my strength Sophocles
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Ugly deeds are taught by ugly deeds. Sophocles
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A man though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind. Sophocles
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I write a woman's oaths in water. Sophocles
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To never have been born may be the greatest boon of all. Sophocles
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To the man who is afraid everything rustles. Sophocles
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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
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If to some my tale seems foolishness I am content that such could count me fool. Sophocles
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For God hates utterly The bray of bragging tongues. Sophocles
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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
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One's own escape from troubles makes one glad; but bringing friends to trouble is hard grief. Sophocles
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Fate has terrible power. You cannot escape it by wealth or war. No fort will keep it out, no ships outrun it. Sophocles
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To a man who is afraid everything rustles. Sophocles
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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
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Fortune never helps the fainthearted. Sophocles
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What people believe prevails over the truth. Sophocles
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The tyrant is a child of pride. Sophocles
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A man who takes pleasure in speaking continuously fools himself in thinking he is not unpleasant to those around him. Sophocles
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I well believe it, to unwilling ears; None love the messenger who brings bad news. Sophocles
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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. Sophocles
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The dice of Zeus always fall luckily. Sophocles
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I see the state of all of us who live, nothing more than phantoms or a weightless shadow. Sophocles
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Don't you know that silence supports the accuser's charge? Sophocles
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A word does not frighten the man who, in acting, feels no fear. Sophocles
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A lie never lives to be old. Sophocles
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Those whose life is long still strive for gain, and for all mortals all things take second place to money. Sophocles
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Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another. Sophocles
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Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die. Sophocles
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When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse. Sophocles
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The rewards of virtue alone abide secure. Sophocles
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The sleep of a sick man has keen eyes. It is a sleep unsleeping. Sophocles
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Time is a kindly God. Sophocles
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The truth is ever best. Sophocles
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For God hates utterly the bray of bragging tongues. Sophocles
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We have only a little time to please the living. But all eternity to love the dead. Sophocles
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It's terrible when the one who does the judging judges things all wrong. Sophocles
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The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves. Sophocles
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One's own escape from troubles makes one glad; but bringing friends to trouble is hard grief. Sophocles
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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
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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
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Man's worst ill is stubbornness of heart. Sophocles
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Opportunity has power over all things. Sophocles
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Each one of us must live the life God gives him; it cannot be shirked. Sophocles
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Whoever has a keen eye for profits, is blind in relation to his craft. Sophocles
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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
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Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud. Sophocles
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Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future. Sophocles
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Trust dies but mistrust blossoms. Sophocles
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Truly, to tell lies is not honorable; But when the truth entails tremendous ruin, To speak dishonorably is pardonable. Sophocles
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Time eases all things. Sophocles
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Our ship of fate, which recent storms have threatened to destroy, has come safely to harbor at last. Sophocles
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It is a good thing To escape from death, but it is not great pleasure To bring death to a friend. Sophocles
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Knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial. Sophocles
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Rash indeed is he who reckons on the morrow, or haply on days beyond it; for tomorrow is not, until today is past. Sophocles
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