Sophocles Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old sophocles quotes, sophocles sayings, and sophocles proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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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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      

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

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

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Sons are the anchors of a mother's life.     

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

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

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The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.     

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Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.     

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Sons are the anchors of a mother's life.     

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

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

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

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Always desire to learn something useful.     

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

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

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Enemies' gifts are no gifts and do no good.     

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For God hates utterly the bray of bragging tongues.     

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Chance never helps those who do not help themselves.     

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

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Kindness begets kindness evermore.     

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

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Not even old age knows how to love death.     

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

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

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

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

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Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness.     

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