No one values friendship more highly than I, but we must remember that friends made at the risk of wrecking our ship are not real friends at all.
The people don't want her to be executed.
It doesn't matter what the people want I refuse to go back on my word
True to Nature
The generation of kings has always loved brass.
The generation of prophets has always loved gold.
In this scene, Creon is explaining to the people that he is now the absolute ruler of Thebes, after the death of Eteocles and Polyneices, and how he will always look out for their best interest.
In this scene, Haemon is trying desperately to get his father to reconsider the execution of Antigone but Creon refuses to go back on his word due to fears of appearing weak in front of his subordinates.
In this scene, Creon is insulting, Teiresias, the blind prophet, due to hearing from Teiresias that Creon has brought a new calamity upon himself and the rest of Thebes. Not liking what he's hearing Creon goes on to insult the prophet showing the audience that while Creon is good, consistent, and proprietous. He's still a man and he still has flaws making him true to human nature.