Quotes by Sophocles

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

It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
– 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

Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.
– Sophocles

No lie ever reaches old age.
– Sophocles

Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
– Sophocles

A man can get a reputation from very small things.
– Sophocles

Always desire to learn something useful.
– Sophocles

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.
– Sophocles

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

There is no success without hardship.
– Sophocles

Who seeks shall find.
– Sophocles

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

War loves to seek its victims in the young.
– Sophocles

Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.
– Sophocles

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