Sophocles quotes

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I see that all of us who live are nothing but images or insubstantial shadow.
Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth.
There is no greater evil for men than the constraint of fortune.
But this is a true saying among men: the gifts of enemies are no gifts and profitless.
A human being is only breath and shadow.
A wise doctor does not mutter incantations over a sore that needs the knife.
Trouble brings trouble upon trouble.
I do not care for such speech in the midst of ills; harsh words, even when just, still sting.
For most men friendship is a faithless harbor.
Each say following another, either hastening or putting off our death--what pleasure does it bring? I count that man worthless who ...
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