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Ignorant menDont know what good they hold in their hands untilTheyve flung it away.Sophocles
Source: SOPHOCLES, Ajax, trans. John Moore, The Complete Greek Tragedies, ed. David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, vol. 2, p. 250 .Since there have been numerous translations of this play by Sophocles, these wordsspoken by Tecmessavary. The translation by George Young, The Dramas of Sophocles, p. 102 reads, Men of perverse opinion do not know / The excellence of what is in their hands,/ Till some one dash it from them. · This quote is about uncategorised · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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