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Sophocles Quotes

Greek Tragic Poet

Heaven never helps the men who will not act.

Category: Action

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

Category: Appreciation

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

Category: Conscience

For the dead there are no more toils.

Category: Death And Dying

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

Category: Deeds And Good Deeds

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

Category: Failure

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

Category: Forgiveness

The dice of Zeus always fall luckily.

Category: Gambling

Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.

Category: Honesty

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

Category: Judgment And Judges

Kindness gives birth to kindness.

Category: Kindness

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

Category: Kindness

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.

Category: Knowledge

What you cannot enforce, do not command.

Category: Leaders And Leadership

Best to live lightly, unthinkingly.

Category: Life And Living