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Sophocles
Born: 0496-00-00
Birthplace: Colonus, Greece
Died: 0406-00-00
Location of Death: Athens, Greece
Field: Playwright
Info: Oedipus the King

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Numberless are the world's wonders, but none More wonderful than man.

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  1. A prudent mind can see room for misgiving, lest he ...
  2. A short saying oft contains much wisdom. ...
  3. Death is not the worst rather, in vain To wish for ...
  4. For God hates utterly The bray of bragging tongue ...
  5. Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver. ...
  6. He who throws away a friend is as bad as he who th ...
  7. How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wro ...
  8. How terrible it is to have wisdom when it does not ...
  9. I have nothing but contempt for the kind of govern ...
  10. Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in the ...
  11. It is not righteousness to outrage A brave man de ...
  12. It made our hair stand up in panic fear. ...
  13. Knowledge must come through action you can have no ...
  14. Look and you will find it - what is unsought will ...
  15. Men of ill judgment oft ignore the good That lies ...
  16. Men of perverse opinion do not know the excellence ...
  17. Money: There's nothing in the world so demoralizin ...
  18. Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is ano ...
  19. No man loves life like him that's growing old. ...
  20. Nobody likes the man who brings bad news. ...
  21. None love the messenger who brings bad news. ...
  22. Numberless are the world's wonders, but none More ...
  23. O generations of men, how I count you as equal wit ...
  24. Of all human ills, greatest is fortune's wayward t ...
  25. Of no mortal say, 'That man is happy,' till vexed ...
  26. One word frees us of all the weight and pain of li ...
  27. Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way. ...
  28. Rash indeed is he who reckons on the morrow, or ha ...
  29. Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud. ...
  30. Reason is God's crowning gift to man. ...
  31. Show me the man who keeps his house in hand, He's ...
  32. Someone asked Sophocles, How do you feel now about ...
  33. Stranger in a strange country. ...
  34. Success is dependent on effort. ...
  35. Surely, to think your own the only wisdom, and you ...
  36. The end excuses any evil. ...
  37. The good befriend themselves. ...
  38. The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves. ...
  39. The ideal condition Would be, I admit, that men sh ...
  40. The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as th ...
  41. There is no happiness where there is no wisdom No ...
  42. There is no sense in crying over spilt milk. ...
  43. Though a man be wise it is no shame for him to liv ...
  44. Time eases all things. ...
  45. To err from the right path is common to mankind. ...
  46. To him who is in fear everything rustles. ...
  47. To know that all is well, even if late will come t ...
  48. To revive sorrow is cruel. ...
  49. Truly, to tell lies is not honorable but when the ...
  50. What you cannot enforce, do not command. ...
  51. Who feels no ills, should, therefore, fear them; a ...
  52. Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. ...
  53. Wisdom outweighs any wealth. ...

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