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Quotations by Sophocles

A short saying often contains much wisdom.

Best to live lightly, unthinkingly.

Chance never helps those who do not help themselves.

For the dead there are no more toils.

Heaven never helps the men who will not act.

How dangerous can false reasoning prove!

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

Ignorant men don’t know what good they hold in their hands until they’ve flung it away.

In a just cause the weak will beat the strong.

Is anyone in all the world safe from unhappiness?