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“Wild as you are, all that love you must love you still.”
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“No enemy is worse than bad advice.”
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“To Never Have been born may be the greatest boon of all”
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“Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.”
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“A city which belongs to just one man is no true city”
Sophocles, Antigone
“Wisdom outweighs any wealth.”
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“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.”
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex
“All my care is you, and all my pleasure yours.”
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex
“Do not fear for me. Make straight your own path to destiny.”
Sophocles, Antigone
“Leave me to my own absurdity.”
Sophocles, Antigone
“It is not right if I am wrong. But if I am young, and right, what does my age matter?”
Sophocles, Antigone
“Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all.”
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“One learns by doing a thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.”
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“You must remember that no one lives a life free from pain and suffering.”
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“There is no greater evil than men's failure to consult and to consider.”
Sophocles, Antigone
“Oblivion - what a blessing...for the mind to dwell a world away from pain.”
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex
“Which would you choose if you could:
pleasure for yourself despite your friends
or a share in their grief?”
Sophocles, Ajax
“Numberless are the world's wonders, but none more wonderful than man”
Sophocles, Antigone
“If you are out of trouble, watch for danger.”
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“In time you will know this well: For time, and time alone, will show the just man, though scoundrels are discovered in a day. ”
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex
“Let every man in mankind's frailty consider his last day; and let none presume on his good fortune until he find Life, at his death, a memory without pain.”
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex
“A soul that is kind and intends justice discovers more than any sophist”
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“Fate has terrible power. You cannot escape it by wealth or war. No fort will keep it out, no ships outrun it.”
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“What greater wound is there than a false friend?”
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“I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State.”
Sophocles, Antigone
“Truly, to tell lies is not honorable;
but when the truth entails tremendous ruin,
to speak dishonorably is pardonable.”
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“The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.”
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“Unwanted favours gain no gratitude.”
Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus
“Success is dependent on effort.”
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