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Antigone Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Antigone
  1. #1
    “I have no love for a friend who loves in words alone.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Antigone
    concepts
    LoveFriendship
  2. #2
    “It is the dead, not the living, who make the longest demands.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Antigone
  3. #3
    “When you go free, nothing makes you happier, and when you hurt someone you care about, nothing can hurt more.”
  4. #4
    “I didn’t say yes. I can say no to anything I say vile, and I don’t have to count the cost. But because you said yes, all that you can do, for all your crown and your trappings, and your guards—all that your can do is to have me killed.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    characters
    CreonAntigone
    concepts
    PowerFreedom
  5. #5
    “We have only a little time to please the living. But all eternity to love the dead.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Antigone
    concept
    Death
  6. #6
    “God moves swiftly to cancel the folly of stubborn men.”
    author
    Sophocles
    person
    God
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Creon
    concept
    Stubbornness
  7. #7
    “A city which belongs to just one man is no true city.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Haemon
    concept
    Freedom
  8. #8
    “Tomorrow is tomorrow. Future cares have future cures, And we must mind today.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    concept
    Time
  9. #9
    “Reason is God’s crowning gift to a man”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Haemon
    concept
    Reason
  10. #10
    “A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Haemon
    concept
    Learning
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  1. #11
    “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.”
  2. #12
    “Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Ismene
    concept
    Grief
  3. #13
    “Oh, it is hard to give in! But it is worse to risk everything for stubborn pride.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Creon
    concept
    Pride
  4. #14
    ″...all men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    characters
    CreonTeiresias
    concept
    Pride
  5. #15
    “There’s nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Creon
    concept
    Money
  6. #16
    “Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Ismene
    concept
    Love
  7. #17
    “And even if I die in the act, that death will be a glory. I will lie with the one I love and loved by him”
  8. #18
    “It is not right if I am wrong. But if I am young, and right, what does my age matter?”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    characters
    CreonHaemon
  9. #19
    “I was born to join in love, not hate - that is my nature.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Antigone
    concepts
    HateLove
  10. #20
    “Whenever a man supposes that he alone has intelligence or expression or feeling, he exposes himself and shows his emptiness.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Haemon
    concept
    Intelligence
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