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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")

  • All my care is you, and all my pleasure yours.
    (Sophocles, "Oedipus Rex")


  • And if you find I've lied, from this day on call the prophet blind.
    (Sophocles, "Oedipus Rex")

  • Fear? What has a man to do with fear? Chance rules our lives, and the future is all unknown. Best live as we may, from day to day.
    (Sophocles, "Oedipus Rex")

  • I have no desire to suffer twice, in reality and then in retrospect.
    (Sophocles, "Oedipus Rex")

  • 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")

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

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

  • The truth is what I cherish and that's my strength
    (Sophocles, "Oedipus Rex")

  • 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")

  • They are dying, the old oracles sent to Laius, now our masters strike them off the rolls. Nowhere Apollo's golden glory now -- the gods, the gods go down.
    (Sophocles, "Oedipus Rex")


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