so says Sophocles

A distillation of passage from Plato’s Republic linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. Sophocles was a Greek playwright and here’s a quote from his play “Antigone”: 

“Many are the wonders of the world but none is more wonderful than man.” — Sophocles

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this gift of old age

when strength of passions relax,

free to be at peace…

but elderly who complain,

were they happier in youth?

 

 

sophocles
Sophocles bust (public domain)

 

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Charmed Chaos
    Dec 03, 2018 @ 10:25:07

    Valid point indeed!

    Reply

  2. writerwannabe763
    Dec 02, 2018 @ 22:40:28

    So true Lynn ……… Diane

    Reply

  3. kim881
    Dec 02, 2018 @ 12:42:20

    Very nicely done, Lynn!

    Reply

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