My 10 Favourite Quotes by Sophocles

Sophocles was one of the most famous and celebrated Greek dramatists. Here are 10 of my favourite quotes by Sophocles.

Sophocles was one of the most famous and celebrated Greek dramatists with the other two being Aeschylus and Euripides. He wrote over 100 plays and the best known till date is Oedipus the King. Following are the 10 of my favourite quotes by Sophocles.

Without labor nothing prospers.

Success is dependent on effort.

I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.

Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.

A lie never lives to be old.

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.

There is no sense in crying over spilt milk. Why bewail what is done and cannot be recalled?

There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.

The gods plant reason in mankind, of all good gifts the highest.

Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness.

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“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

“I’m like that. Either I forget right away or I never forget. ”

“Don’t touch me! Don’t question me! Don’t speak to me! Stay with me!”

“If you don’t know where you are currently standing, you’re dead.”

“Any fool can turn a blind eye but who knows what the ostrich sees in the sand.”

“The creation of the world did not take place once and for all time, but takes place every day.”

“There is man in his entirety, blaming his shoe when his foot is guilty.”

“Poets are the sense, philosophers­­ the intelligence­­ of humanity.”

“But I know what darkness is, it accumulates, thickens, then suddenly bursts and drowns everything.”

“Words are the clothes thoughts wear.”