Sophocles Quotes

Ancient Greek tragedian

Sons are the anchors of a mother’s life.
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I would prefer even to fail with honor than to win by cheating.
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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.
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Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.
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Always desire to learn something useful.
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The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.
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Success is dependent on effort.
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Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.
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A short saying oft contains much wisdom.
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Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.
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It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
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A man can get a reputation from very small things.
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One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.
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A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind.
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Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.
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Death is not the worst thing; rather, when one who craves death cannot attain even that wish.
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Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
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No lie ever reaches old age.
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What you cannot enforce, do not command.
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Fear? What has a man to do with fear? Chance rules our lives, and the future is all unknown. Best live as we may, from day to day.
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