Antigone Quotes

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My sister, my Ismene, do you know of any suffering from our father sprung that Zeus does not achieve for us survivors? There’s nothing grievous, nothing free from doom, not shameful, not dishonored, I’ve not seen.
-- Antigone (Lines 1-5)

We must remember that we two are women so not to fight with men. And that since we are subject to strong power we must hear these orders, or any that may be worse.
-- Ismene (Lines 61-64)

For me, the doer, death is best. Friend shall I lie with him, yes friend with friend, when I have dared the crime of piety. Longer the time in which to please the dead than that for those up here.
-- Antigone (Lines 72-76)

The boasts of a proud tongue are for Zeus to hate.
-- Chorus (Line 123)

You cannot learn of any man the soul, the mind, and the intent until he shows his practice of the government and law. For I believe that...
-- Creon (Lines 178-183)

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