The 14 Best Oedipus Quotes
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Oedipus Quotes

14 of the best book quotes from Oedipus
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“Monster! thy silence would incense a flint.”
Sophocles
author
Oedipus the King
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Oedipus
character
silence
anger
insults
concepts
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“I seemed forsooth too simple to perceive The serpent stealing on me in the dark.”
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“Wretch, may he pine in utter wretchedness!”
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“Strangers must inquire Of denizens, and do as they are bid.”
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“Thou lov’st to speak in riddles and dark words.”
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“Offspring of endless Night, thou hast no power O’er me or any man who sees the sun.”
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“No living man can hope To force the gods to speak against their will.”
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“I am taught by suffering to endure.”
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“Many, my children, are the tears I’ve wept, And threaded many a maze of weary thought.”
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“Alas, alas, what misery to be wise When wisdom profits nothing!”
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“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?”
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“Thy tongue Is sharper than a sword’s edge, yet thy speech Will bring thee more defeats than victories.”
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“Yet one word Wipes out all score of tribulations—love.”
Sophocles
author
Oedipus
character
love
trials
words
concepts
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“Death were not wholly bitter with you near.”

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