Sophocles Quotes (264 quotes)
“The tyrant is a child of Pride
Who drinks from his sickening cup
Recklessness and vanity,
Until from his high crest headlong
He plummets to the dust of hope.”
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsSophocles
Occupation: Poet, tragedian
Bio: Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides.
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