Sophocles (1959 edition), [Chicago] : University of Chicago Press
Antigone, line 123
Philoctetes (c. 409 BC), lines 92 and 93, translated by David Grene.
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.
Quote of the day
“In relation to God, we are like a thief who has burgled the house of a kindly householder and been allowed to keep some of the gold. From the point of view of the lawful owner this gold is a gift; Form the point of view of the burglar it is a theft. He must go and give it back. It is the same with our existence. We have stolen a little of God's being to make it ours. God has made us a gift of it. But we have stolen it. We must return it.”