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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
Sophocles
 
  [Greek]—An enemy’s gifts are no gifts.  1
  [Greek]—I am here not for mutual hatred, but for mutual affection.  2
  [Greek]—Many dread powers exist, and no one more so than man.  3
  [Greek]—No word that is profitable is bad.  4
  [Greek]—Sometimes justice does harm.  5
  [Greek]—The dice of Zeus always fall luckily.  6
  [Greek]—The happiest life consists in knowing nothing.  7
  [Greek]—Volubility of speech and pertinency are sometimes very different things.  8
  Heaven never helps the man that will not act.  9
  It is better not to live at all than to live dishonoured.  10
  Joy is as a raiment fine, / Spun of magic threads divine; / Which as you are in act to don, / The wearer and the robe are gone.  11
  Not for fellowship in hatred, but in love am I here.  12
  Oh, that my lot might lead me in the path of holy purity of thought and deed, the path which august laws ordain—laws which in the highest heaven had their birth;… The power of God is mighty in them, and doth not wax old.  13
  The greatest of all perversities is to deny one’s own nature and act contrary to its innate moral principle.  14
  To cast away a virtuous friend is as bad as to cast away one’s own life, which one loves best.  15
 
 
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