- There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.Antigone l. 295
- There are many wonderful things, and nothing is more wonderful than man.Antigone l. 333
- Not to be born is, past all prizing, best.
- Someone asked Sophocles, ‘How is your sex-life now? Are you still able to have a woman?’ He replied, ‘Hush, man; most gladly indeed am I rid of it all, as though I had escaped from a mad and savage master.’Plato Republic bk. 1, 329b