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Oedipus At Colonus

By Sophocles QUOTATION: It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
ATTRIBUTION: Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 1143.

QUOTATION: For the gods, though slow to see, see well, whenever a man casting aside worship turns folly.
ATTRIBUTION: Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 1596.

QUOTATION: One thinking it is right to speak all things, whether the word is fit for speech or unutterable.
ATTRIBUTION: Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 1000.

QUOTATION: You clearly hate to yield, but you will regret it when your anger has passed. Such natures are justly the hardest for themselves to bear.
ATTRIBUTION: Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 1153.

QUOTATION: Not to be born surpasses all reckoning. The next best thing by far, when one has been born is to go back as swiftly as possible whence one came.
ATTRIBUTION: Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 1225.

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