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Sophocles: Quotes & Facts

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This book is an anthology of quotes from Sophocles and selected facts about Sophocles.

“A day lays low and lifts up again all human things.”
“A human being is only breath and shadow.”
“A lie never lives to be old.”
“A man growing old becomes a child again.”
“A short saying often contains much wisdom.”
“A state is not a state if it belongs to one man.”
“A wise man does not chatter with one whose mind is sick.”
“As they say of the blind, sounds are the things I see.”
“Despair often breeds disease.”
“Enemies' gifts are no gifts and do no good.”
“Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness.”
“Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.”
“I cannot love a friend whose love is words.”
“If they are just, they are better than clever.”
“In a just cause the weak will beat the strong.”
“It is terrible to speak well and be wrong.”
“It's impossible to speak what it is not noble to do.”
“Let a man nobly live or nobly die.”
“Men's minds are given to change in hate and friendship.”

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