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Read through the most famous quotes from Sophocles

One word Frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.

— Sophocles

#pain #life

The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.

— Sophocles

#cause #keenest #our #ourselves #recognize

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

#character #course #crime #failure #mistakes

To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away

— Sophocles


If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.

— Sophocles

#fate #pain #fate

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

— Sophocles

#learning #inspirational

There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.

— Sophocles


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.

— Sophocles

#fear #life #self-confidence #self-reliance #life

I was born to join in love, not hate - that is my nature.

— Sophocles


Time, which sees all things, has found you out.

— Sophocles

#greek-literature #mythology #classics

About Sophocles

Sophocles Quotes

Did you know about Sophocles?

His reputation was such that foreign rulers invited him to attend their courts although unlike Aeschylus who died in Sicily or Euripides who spent time in Macedon Sophocles never accepted any of these invitations. Sophocles mentions a third stage distinct from the other two in his discussion of his development. Most of Sophocles' plays show an undercurrent of early fatalism and the beginnings of Socratic logic as a mainstay for the long tradition of Greek tragedy.

The most famous tragedies of Sophocles feature Oedipus and Antigone: they are generally known as the Theban plays although each play was actually a part of a different tetralogy the other members of which are now lost. Aeschylus won 14 competitions and was sometimes defeated by Sophocles while Euripides won only 4 competitions.

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