Sophocles Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Sophocles quotes and Sophocles sayings, and Sophocles proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love."

"Not even old age knows how to love death."

"Kindness begets kindness evermore."

"Chance never helps those who do not help themselves."

"For God hates utterly the bray of bragging tongues."

"Enemies’ gifts are no gifts and do no good."

"I would prefer even to lose with honor than to win by cheating."

"Always desire to learn something useful."

"Dark, dark! The horror of darkness, like a shroud, wraps me and bears me on through mist and cloud."

"In darkness one may be ashamed of what one does, without the shame of disgrace"

"Honor isn’t about making the right choices. It’s about dealing with the consequences."

"Quick decisions are unsafe decisions."

"The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves."

"The soul that has conceived one wickedness can nurse no good thereafter."

"All concerns of men go wrong when they wish to cure evil with evil."

"Sons are the anchors of a mother’s life."

"It is a painful thing to look at your own trouble and know that you yourself and no one else has made it."

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

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

"Children are the anchors of a mother’s life."

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

"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. Nothing is impossible."

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