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Oedipus at Colonus Quotes

22 of the best book quotes from Oedipus at Colonus
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“A wise man heeds all matters great or small.”
Sophocles
author
Oedipus at Colonus
book
Theseus
character
wisdom
listening
leadership
concepts
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“Strangers must inquire Of denizens, and do as they are bid.”
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“I am taught by suffering to endure.”
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“Transgressions past May be amended, cannot be made worse.”
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“Thy life is safe while any god saves mine.”
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“By open words A scheme of villainy is soon bewrayed.”
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“By the looks, marred though they be by fate, I judge thee noble.”
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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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“Wail no more, let sorrow rest, All is ordered for the best.”
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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
spite
death
anger
concepts
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“Enjoy thy triumph; soon or late thou’lt find Thou art an enemy to thyself.”
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“Ah, woe is me! where shall I fly, where find Succor from gods or men?”
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″‘Tis one thing to speak much, another well.”
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“Thebes is not wont to breed unrighteous sons.”
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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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“Such threats Vented in anger oft, are blusterers, An idle breath, forgot when sense returns.”
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“I wait full knowledge ere I judge.”
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“I know myself a mortal, and my share In what the morrow brings no more than thine.”
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“Yet one word Wipes out all score of tribulations—love.”
Sophocles
author
Oedipus
character
words
trials
love
concepts
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“Death were not wholly bitter with you near.”
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“For when youth passes with its giddy train, Troubles on troubles follow, toils on toils, Pain, pain for ever pain; And none escapes life’s coils. Envy, sedition, strife, Carnage and war, make up the tale of life. Last comes the worst and most abhorred stage Of unregarded age, Joyless, companionless and slow.”
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“A good general Reports successes and conceals mishaps.”

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