Sophocles was an ancient Greek playwright, who lived from around 497 BC to 405 BC. He is one of the ancient Greek tragedians whose work has outlasted. Sophocles was born in a prosperous family in Attica and showed his talent as a playwright from an early age, before becoming the most famous playwright in Athens. Sophocles lived well past the age of 90 and during his illustrious career; he is known to have produced a total of around 120 plays. However, many of those have been lost, but among the ones which survived, the most famous ones are ‘Oedipus at Colonus’, ‘ Ajax’, ‘Electra’, ‘The Women of Trachis’ and others. Those plays are still performed in different parts of the world and are counted among the classic plays in the world of dramatics. In addition to that, Sophocles led the Greek literary scene throughout his life and had won a total of 18 competitions throughout his lifetime, having participated in 30 of them. Here is a collection of quotes and sayings excerpted from his famous plays, work, thoughts and life that reveal his intellect as an outstanding playwright. Read on some of the selected quotes and thoughts by Sophocles.
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness; and reverence towards the Gods must be inviolate. Great words of prideful men are ever punished with great blows, and, in old age, teach the chastened to be wise.
How terrible-- to see the truth when the truth is only pain to him who sees!