"In flood time you can see how some trees bend, And because they bend, even their twigs are safe, While stubborn trees are torn up, roots and all. "
"It is no City if it takes orders from one voice....You have no right to trample on God’s right....Not here (she will not die), no; she will not die here, King. And you will never see my face again. Go on raving as long as you’ve a friend to endure you.
"The State is the King! ....Every word you say is for her! ...Now, by God––! I swear, by all the gods in heaven above us, You’ll watch it, I swear you shall.
You will do well to listen to him, King, If what he says is sensible. And you, Haimon, Must listen to your father. ––Both speak well.
Bring her out! Bring the woman out! Let her die before his eyes!Here, this instant, with her bridegroom beside her!