Sophocles (c. 497/6 BC - winter 406/5 BC) is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. According to the Suda, a 10th century encyclopedia, Sophocles wrote 123 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, The Women of Trachis, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus. For almost 50 years, Sophocles was the most-feted playwright in the dramatic competitions of the city-state of Athens that took place during the religious festivals of the Lenaea and the Dionysia. He competed in around 30 competitions, won perhaps 24, and was never judged lower than second place. Aeschylus won 14 competitions, and was sometimes defeated by Sophocles, while Euripides won only 4 competitions. - Wikipedia
For God hates utterly The bray of bragging tongues.
There is no happiness where there is no wisdom;No wisdom but in submission to the gods.Big words are always punished,And proud men in old age learn to be wise.
Truly, to tell lies is not honorable; but when the truth entails tremendous ruin,To speak dishonorably is pardonable.
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
It is not righteousness to outrageA brave man dead, not even though you hate him.
A prudent mind can see room for misgiving, lest he who prospers would one day suffer reverse.
Nobody likes the man who brings bad news.
Show me the man who keeps his house in hand,He's fit for public authority.
The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.
Knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.
The good befriend themselves.
Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.
Rash indeed is he who reckons on the morrow, or haply on days beyond it; for tomorrow is not, until today is past.
How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong!
To him who is in fear everything rustles.
Reason is God's crowning gift to man.
Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another.
The end excuses any evil.
Success is dependent on effort.
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception.
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.