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  1. Silence has many beauties.


  2. Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.


  3. One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; that word is love.


  4. There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.




  5. Chance never helps those who do not help themselves.


  6. A short saying often contains much wisdom.


  7. Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away.


  8. Truth is always the strongest argument.


  9. The dice of Zeus always fall luckily.


  10. There is no success without hardship.


  11. Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all.


  12. One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.


  13. Better to die, and sleepThe never-waking sleep, than linger onAnd dare to live when the soul's life is gone.


  14. Heaven never helps the men who will not act.


  15. In a just cause the weak will beat the strong.


  16. Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.


  17. To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task.


  18. Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another.


  19. It's impossible to speak what it is not noble to do.


  20. No enemy is worse than bad advice.


  21. To live without evil belongs only to the gods.


  22. Best to live lightly, unthinkingly.


  23. You win the victory when you yield to friends.


  24. To him who is in fear everything rustles.


  25. Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness.


  26. A state is not a state if it belongs to one man.


  27. What you cannot enforce, do not command.


  28. Kindness gives birth to kindness.

    • kindness

  29. You should not consider a man's age but his acts.


  30. A lie never lives to be old.



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What are the best success quotes by Sophocles?


    There is no success without hardship.

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    Success, remember is the reward of toil.


    Success is dependent on effort.

    • success

    Who feels no ills, should, therefore, fear them; and when fortune smiles, be doubly cautious, lest destruction come remorseless on him, and he fall unpitied.

    • success

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What are the best wisdom quotes by Sophocles?


    Silence has many beauties.

    • beauty

    Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.

    • wisdom

    Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.


    Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.

    • wisdom

    Wisdom outweighs any wealth.

    • wisdom

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What are the best knowledge quotes by Sophocles?


    How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth.


    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.


    Wonders are many, and none is more wonderful than man; the power that crosses the white sea, driven by the stormy wind, making a path under surges that threaten to engulf him...

    • knowledge

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What are the best life quotes by Sophocles?


    Best to live lightly, unthinkingly.

    • life

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


    Children are the anchors of a mother's life.


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

    • frees

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What are the best death quotes by Sophocles?


    For the dead there are no more toils.


    For death is not the worst, but when one wants to die and is not able even to have that.


    Death is not the worst thing; rather, when one who craves death cannot attain even that wish.

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


None loves the messenger who brings bad news.


Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.

  • fewest

Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception.




I well believe it, to unwilling ears;None love the messenger who brings bad news.


Men of ill judgment ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it.


Things gained through unjust fraud are never secure.


Look and you will find it -- what is unsought will go undetected.


The gods plant reason in mankind, of all good gifts the highest.


Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.


Success, remember is the reward of toil.

  • success

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

  • frees

There is no sense in crying over spilt milk. Why bewail what is done and cannot be recalled?


Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.

  • wisdom

How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth.

  • dreadful

Without labor nothing prospers.


If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: "Thou shalt not ration justice."


It is terrible to speak well and be wrong.


A prudent mind can see room for misgiving, lest he who prospers would one day suffer reverse.


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

  • money

There is a point at which even justice does injury.


How dreadful the knowledge of the truth can be When there’s no help in truth.


For death is not the worst, but when one wants to die and is not able even to have that.

  • able

For the dead there are no more toils.

  • death

Success is dependent on effort.

  • success

Ignorant menDont know what good they hold in their hands untilTheyve flung it away.


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


Death is not the worst thing; rather, when one who craves death cannot attain even that wish.

  • death

Who feels no ills, should, therefore, fear them; and when fortune smiles, be doubly cautious, lest destruction come remorseless on him, and he fall unpitied.

  • success

Reason is God's crowning gift to man.


Fortune raises up and fortune brings low both the man who fares well and the one who fares badly; and there is no prophet of the future for mortal men.


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.

  • knowledge

It is the merit of a general to impart good news, and to conceal the truth.


It is not righteousness to outrage A brave man dead, not even though you hate him.


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

  • frees

There is no happiness where there is no wisdom;No wisdom but in submission to the gods.Big words are always punished,And proud men in old age learn to be wise.


When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.


Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind. This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes, this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds.


Wisdom outweighs any wealth.

  • wisdom

Not to be born is, past all prizing, best.


Children are the anchors of a mother's life.

  • mothers

Look and you will find it - what is unsought will go undetected.


But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies.


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


Enemies' gifts are no gifts and do no good.


Wonders are many, and none is more wonderful than man; the power that crosses the white sea, driven by the stormy wind, making a path under surges that threaten to engulf him...

  • knowledge

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When was Sophocles birthday? Sophocles was born on 496 BC.

Who is Sophocles? Some facts about Sophocles from biography. Sophocles (Greek: Σοφοκλής; German editions: Sophokles) was an ancient Greek tragedy playwright. Not many things are known about his life other than that he was wealthy, well educated and wrote about one hundred and twenty three plays (of which few are extant). One of his best known plays is... Read more about Sophocles on Wikipedia or watch videos with quotes from Sophocles on YouTube. Browse a lot of books about Sophocles on Amazon to get more reference.

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