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Oedipus Quotes

14 of the best book quotes from Oedipus
  1. #1
    “Monster! thy silence would incense a flint.”
  2. #2
    “I seemed forsooth too simple to perceive The serpent stealing on me in the dark.”
  3. #3
    “Wretch, may he pine in utter wretchedness!”
  4. #4
    “Strangers must inquire Of denizens, and do as they are bid.”
  5. #5
    “Thou lov’st to speak in riddles and dark words.”
  6. #6
    “Offspring of endless Night, thou hast no power O’er me or any man who sees the sun.”
  7. #7
    “No living man can hope To force the gods to speak against their will.”
  1. #8
    “I am taught by suffering to endure.”
  2. #9
    “Many, my children, are the tears I’ve wept, And threaded many a maze of weary thought.”
  3. #10
    “Alas, alas, what misery to be wise When wisdom profits nothing!”
  4. #11
    “And if When born to misery, as born I was, I met my sire, not knowing whom I met or what I did, and slew him, how canst thou With justice blame the all-unconscious hand?”
  5. #12
    “Thy tongue Is sharper than a sword’s edge, yet thy speech Will bring thee more defeats than victories.”
  6. #13
    “Yet one word Wipes out all score of tribulations—love.”
  7. #14
    “Death were not wholly bitter with you near.”

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