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Sophocles’ “Antigone” Quotes (11 Quotes)


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  • I was born to join in love, not hate - that is my nature.
    (Sophocles, "Antigone")

  • There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
    (Sophocles, "Antigone")

  • We have only a little time to please the living. But all eternity to love the dead.
    (Sophocles, "Antigone")

  • Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness; and reverence towards the Gods must be inviolate. Great words of prideful men are ever punished with great blows, and, in old age, teach the chastened to be wise.
    (Sophocles, "Antigone")

  • A city which belongs to just one man is no true city
    (Sophocles, "Antigone")


  • A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind.
    (Sophocles, "Antigone")

  • Another husband could be found and with That husband another son. But I have no mother now. I have no father. I cannot bring another brother to the world.
    (Sophocles, "Antigone")

  • Do not fear for me. Make straight your own path to destiny.
    (Sophocles, "Antigone")

  • Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
    (Sophocles, "Antigone")

  • Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.
    (Sophocles, "Antigone")

  • 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")


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