He came to know the god intimately and the strange mad flower of his mind dripped in the dark.
Whose tale more sad than thine, whose lot more dire? O Oedipus, discrowned head, Thy cradle was thy marriage bed.
Yes it will be a grace if I die. To exist is pain. Life is no desire of mine anymore.
Having advanced to the limit of boldness, child, you have stumbled against the lofty pedestal of Justice.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.
Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind. This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes, this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds.
King as thou art, free speech at least is mine. To make reply; in this I am thy peer.
The penalty is death: yet hope of gain Hath lured men to their ruin oftentimes.
Whoever lives among many evils just as I, how can dying not be a source of gain?
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.