Sophocles

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Sophocles (/ˈsɒfəkliːz/; Greek: Σοφοκλῆς, Sophoklēs, Ancient Greek: [so.pʰo.klɛ̂ːs]; c. 497/6 – winter 406/5 BC) is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. Sophocles wrote 120 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, The Women of Trachis, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus. For almost 50 years, Sophocles was the most-fêted playwright in the dramatic competitions of the city-state of Athens that took place during the religious festivals of the Lenaea and the Dionysia. He competed in 30 competitions, won 18, and was never judged lower than second place. Aeschylus won 14 competitions, and was sometimes defeated by Sophocles, while Euripides won 5 competitions. ... More

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Sophocles Quotes

Sophocles #Age

Photo of Sophocles A man growing old becomes a child again.
Sophocles #Age

Photo of Sophocles No lie ever reaches old age.
Sophocles #Age

Photo of Sophocles You should not consider a man's age but his acts.
Sophocles #Age #Time

Photo of Sophocles Old age and the passage of time teach all things.
Sophocles #Age #Death

Photo of Sophocles Not even old age knows how to love death.
Sophocles #Alone

Photo of Sophocles Time alone reveals the just man but you might discern a bad man in a single day.
Sophocles #Alone

Photo of Sophocles The rewards of virtue alone abide secure.
Sophocles #Best

Photo of Sophocles Best to live lightly, unthinkingly.
Sophocles #Best

Photo of Sophocles It is best to live however one can be.
Sophocles #Death

Photo of Sophocles For death is not the worst, but when one wants to die and is not able even to have that.
Sophocles #Fear

Photo of Sophocles To him who is in fear everything rustles.
Sophocles #Fear

Photo of Sophocles A word does not frighten the man who, in acting, feels no fear.
Sophocles #Fear

Photo of Sophocles It is a base thing for a man among the people not to obey those in command. Never in a state can the laws be well administered when fear does not stand firm.
Sophocles #Future

Photo of Sophocles Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future.
Sophocles #Future

Photo of Sophocles Fortune raises up and fortune brings low both the man who fares well and the one who fares badly and there is no prophet of the future for mortal men.
Sophocles #God

Photo of Sophocles Reason is God's crowning gift to man.
Sophocles #Good #Men

Photo of Sophocles Men of ill judgment ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it.
Sophocles #Good #Men

Photo of Sophocles Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away.
Sophocles #Good

Photo of Sophocles To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task.
Sophocles #Happiness #Wisdom

Photo of Sophocles Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
Sophocles #Happiness #Wisdom

Photo of Sophocles Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
Sophocles #Happiness

Photo of Sophocles When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.
Sophocles #Life #Mother's Day

Photo of Sophocles Children are the anchors of a mother's life.
Sophocles #Men

Photo of Sophocles Men should pledge themselves to nothing for reflection makes a liar of their resolution.
Sophocles #Motivational

Photo of Sophocles Always desire to learn something useful.