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Antigone Quotes

14 of the best book quotes from Antigone
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“By open words A scheme of villainy is soon bewrayed.”
Sophocles
author
Oedipus at Colonus
book
Antigone
character
honesty
dishonesty
villains
concepts
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“Ah, woe is me! where shall I fly, where find Succor from gods or men?”
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“Say I am mad and give my madness rein To wreck itself; the worst that can befall Is but to die an honorable death.”
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“For death is gain to him whose life, like mine, Is full of misery.”
Sophocles
author
Antigone
character
death
misery
gains
concepts
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“No youths have sung the marriage song for me, My bridal bed No maids have strewn with flowers from the lea, ‘Tis Death I wed.”
Sophocles
author
Antigone
character
death
marriage
flowers
concepts
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“Yea, for these laws were not ordained of Zeus, And she who sits enthroned with gods below, Justice, enacted not these human laws. Nor did I deem that thou, a mortal man, Could’st by a breath annul and override The immutable unwritten laws of Heaven.”
Sophocles
author
Antigone
character
justice
gods
laws
man
concepts
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“No man shall say that I betrayed a brother.”
Sophocles
author
Antigone
character
betrayal
honor
brothers
concepts
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“To reverence kith and kin can bring no shame.”
Sophocles
author
Antigone
character
family
shame
reverence
concepts
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“I was born to join in love, not hate - that is my nature.”
Sophocles
author
Antigone
character
love
hate
concepts
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“It is the dead, not the living, who make the longest demands.”
Sophocles
author
Antigone
character
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“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”
Sophocles
author
Antigone
character
death
loyalty
glory
concepts
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“We have only a little time to please the living. But all eternity to love the dead.”
Sophocles
author
Antigone
character
death
concept
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“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.”
Sophocles
author
Antigone
Creon
characters
power
freedom
concepts
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“I have no love for a friend who loves in words alone.”
Sophocles
author
Antigone
character
love
friendship
concepts

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