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Antigone

By Sophocles QUOTATION: Whenever the deity contrives misfortunes for a man, he first harms their understanding.
ATTRIBUTION: Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 620.

QUOTATION: There is no greater evil than anarchy.
ATTRIBUTION: Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 672.

QUOTATION: Whoever lives among many evils just as I, how can dying not be a source of gain?
ATTRIBUTION: Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 463.

QUOTATION: But the power of destiny is something awesome; neither wealth, nor Ares, nor a tower, nor dark-hulled ships might escape it.
ATTRIBUTION: Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 951.

QUOTATION: To err is common to all mankind, but having erred he is no longer reckless nor unblest who haven fallen into evil seeks a cure, nor remains unmoved.
ATTRIBUTION: Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 1023.

QUOTATION: Evil gains work their punishment.
ATTRIBUTION: Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 326.

QUOTATION: Heap up great wealth in your house, if you wish, and live as a tyrant, but, if the enjoyment of these things be lacking, I would not buy the rest for the shadow of smoke as against happiness.
ATTRIBUTION: Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 1168-1171.

QUOTATION: I have seen the impassioned curbed with a small bit.
ATTRIBUTION: Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 477.

QUOTATION: You should not consider a man’s age but his acts.
ATTRIBUTION: Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 729.

QUOTATION: To many men much-wandering hope comes as a boon, but to many others it is the deception of vain desires.
ATTRIBUTION: Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 615.

QUOTATION: Whoever thinks his friend more important than his country, I rate him nowhere.
ATTRIBUTION: Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 182.

QUOTATION: No man loves the bearer of bad tidings.
ATTRIBUTION: Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 277.

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