Sophocles

Sophocles
496 B.C.
406 B.C.

Greek Tragic Playwright and Poet best known for his drama "Oedipus the King"

Author Quotes

To a terrible place which men?s ears may not hear of, nor their eyes see it.

To err from the right path is common to mankind.

To err is common to all mankind, but having erred he is no longer reckless nor unblest who haven fallen into evil seeks a cure, nor remains unmoved.

To err is common to all men, but the man who having erred hugs not his errors, but repents and seeks the cure, is not a wastrel nor unwise.

To give birth is a fearsome thing; there is no hating the child one has borne even when injured by it.

Time, sweeping through its rounds, gives birth to infinite nights and days.

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

Thy life is safe while any god saves mine.

Time alone reveals the just man; but you might discern a bad man in a single day.

Time eases all things.

Time is a kindly God.

They are not wise, then, who stand forth to buffet against Love; for Love rules the gods as he will, and me.

They command us, though they speak no words.

They see you and me: they know my pain's a fact, my revenge is empty breath.

Things gained through unjust fraud are never secure.

Think not that your word and yours alone must be right.

Those swift to think are not always secure.

Those who jump to conclusions may go wrong.

Those whose life is long still strive for gain, and for all mortals all things take second place to money.

Though a man be wise it is no shame for him to live and learn.

Thoughts are mightier than strength of hand.

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

These are the best of words if they are honest.

They are dying, the old oracles sent to Laius, now our masters strike them off the rolls. Nowhere Apollo's golden glory now -- the gods, the gods go down.

There is much that is strange, but nothing that surpasses man in strangeness.

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First Name
Sophocles
Birth Date
496 B.C.
Death Date
406 B.C.
Bio

Greek Tragic Playwright and Poet best known for his drama "Oedipus the King"