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Creon Quotes

18 of the best book quotes from Creon
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“I am not so infatuate as to grasp The shadow when I hold the substance fast.”
Sophocles
author
Oedipus the King
book
Creon
character
truth
substance
shadows
concepts
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“E’en intolerable ills, Finding right issue, tend to naught but good.”
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“Crave not mastery in all, For the mastery that raised thee was thy bane and wrought thy fall.”
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“Anger has no old age but only death; The dead alone can feel no touch of spite.”
Sophocles
author
Creon
character
anger
death
spite
concepts
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“More hateful still the miscreant who seeks When caught, to make a virtue of a crime.”
Sophocles
author
Creon
character
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“Enjoy thy triumph; soon or late thou’lt find Thou art an enemy to thyself.”
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″‘Tis one thing to speak much, another well.”
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“I contemn the man who sets his friend Before his country.”
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“Ill fares the husband mated with a shrew, And her embraces very soon wax cold.”
Sophocles
author
Creon
character
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“Of evils current upon earth The worst is money. Money ‘tis that sacks Cities, and drives men forth from hearth and home; Warps and seduces native innocence, And breeds a habit of dishonesty.”
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“What evils are not wrought by Anarchy! She ruins States, and overthrows the home, She dissipates and routs the embattled host; While discipline preserves the ordered ranks.”
Sophocles
author
Creon
character
anarchy
discipline
ruin
concepts
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“Die then, and love the dead if thou must; No woman shall be the master while I live.”
Sophocles
author
Creon
character
curse
woman
death
concepts
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“God moves swiftly to cancel the folly of stubborn men.”
Sophocles
author
God
person
Creon
character
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“It is not right if I am wrong. But if I am young, and right, what does my age matter?”
Sophocles
author
Haemon
Creon
characters
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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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“There’s nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.”
Sophocles
author
Creon
character
money
concept
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″...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.”
Sophocles
author
Creon
Teiresias
characters
pride
concept
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“Oh, it is hard to give in! But it is worse to risk everything for stubborn pride.”
Sophocles
author
Creon
character
pride
concept

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