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Sophocles Quotes

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

It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.

It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.

It's a terrible thing to speak well and be wrong.

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

Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness.

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

Man is not constituted to take pleasure in the same things always.

Men may know many things by seeing; but no prophet can see before the event, nor what end waits for him.

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

Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution.

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.

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

Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.

No enemy is worse than bad advice.

No lie ever reaches old age.

No man loves the bearer of bad tidings.

No one longs to live more than someone growing old.

No one who errs unwillingly is evil.

No speech can stain what is noble by nature.