Sophocles

Sophocles
496 B.C.
406 B.C.

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

Author Quotes

The stubbornest of wills are soonest bended, as the hardest iron, o'er-heated in the fire to brittleness, flies soonest into fragments, shivered through.

The truth is what I cherish and that's my strength.

The tyrant is a child of Pride who drinks from his sickening cup recklessness and vanity, until from his high crest headlong he plummets to the dust of hope.

The power if fate is something terrible. It cannot be escaped--not with wealth or by war, not with a tower is a sea-lashed black ship.

The rewards of virtue alone abide secure.

The piety do not die. Whether humans are dead or alive, the piety do not die.

The owners just causes can defeat is the most powerful of them.

The pains we inflict upon ourselves hurt most of all.

The people who spread chaos does not obey the rules are also due to lead them.

The person who knows how to provide known how condone always be a better friend of the wealth of the whole world.

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.

The man the state has put in place must have obedient hearing to his least command when it is right, and even when it's not.

The mind, which becomes a source of evil acts owner knows how to be evil in everything.

The oaths of a woman I inscribe on water.

The one does not have equal with the multitude.

The one great if attacked figures will not stray arrows goal. If someone spoke these rumors about someone like me will not believe him.

The one, when given the opportunity and take into account all the things, can win victory.

The only crime is pride.

The only gods are never aging does not die, either all else, the time which controls everything affects it; the earth infect weakness, the strength of the body decays, as die-confidence and appears instead, including the lack of confidence, not emotion itself among remain human beings even if they are friends, as well as between cities; because humans lik time or to turn their emotions from love to hate and vice versa.

The happiest life is to be without thought.

The headwinds not discourage pirates when sailing in front of them the opportunity to steal and plunder are available.

The humans turn from love to hate so much.

The ideal condition would be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct; but since we are all likely to go astray, the reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach.

The initiation of the work in a timely manner to comfort and success.

The kind of man who always thinks that he is right, that his opinions, his pronouncements, are the final word, when once exposed shows nothing there. But a wise man has much to learn without a loss of dignity.

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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"