Quotes by Sophocles

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

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It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
– 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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Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.
– Sophocles

Quote: Quick decisions are unsafe decisions. – Sophocles

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Always desire to learn something useful.
– Sophocles

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No lie ever reaches old age.
– Sophocles

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The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.
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There is no success without hardship.
– Sophocles

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

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

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Who seeks shall find.
– 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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Which would you choose if you could:pleasure for yourself despite your friends or a share in their grief?
– Sophocles

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

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I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State.
– Sophocles

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Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
– Sophocles

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Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.
– Sophocles

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Success is dependent on effort.
– Sophocles

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One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.
– Sophocles

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