Sophocles

Sophocles
496 B.C.
406 B.C.

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

Author Quotes

Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.

It is not easy matter to discern the temper of a man, his mind and will, till he be proved by exercise of power.

It is only great souls that know how much glory there is in being good.

In knowing nothing is the sweetest life.

In silence many virtues lie.

Heaven never helps the man who will not act.

I see that everywhere among the race of men it is the tongue that wins and not the deed.

Count no moral happy till he has passed the final limit of his life secure from pain.

Gain is pleasant though it be full of lies.

A life of shame is shame for noble souls.

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

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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"