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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:00:00 AM
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A fearful man is always hearing things.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)
Bully_rus
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Yeah. With hearing being so well covered what can we do about seeing just as well...
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Sophocles/Quotes
Without labor nothing prospers.
Look and you will find it - what is unsought will go undetected.
One word Frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.
Ashwin Vemuri
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Ok
Adyl Mouhei
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Fear arises when sensory systems in the brain have determined an external stimulus poses a threat. Outputs of threat detection circuits trigger a general increase in brain arousal and can result in altered threat processing: fear and anxiety disorders.

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Hope123
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And some politicians use fear to arouse the general public to make fear worse and thus get what they personally want. Then there are conspiracy theorists who use it to explain the unexplainable which are used to make fear and anxiety worse - a fearful person is always hearing “things”.

Or did he mean hearing auditory hallucinations?

No official source I could find can attribute the quote definitely to Sophocles.
Sanjid Jakariya
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Look and you will find it - what is unsought will go undetected.


-----Sophocles
Hans Wobbe
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:39:28 PM

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Even The sounds of Silence.
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:25:36 PM
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Daemon wrote:
A fearful man is always hearing things.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)


Sophocles may have written the quoted proverb if one finds similar meaning in the following:

"To him who is in fear everything rustles."
Sophocles, Acrisius

Interesting that what fearful men hear is soft and muffled as the term rustles implies, if correctly translating the Greek word used by Sophocles.

And for another trivia, searching for the source of the posted quotation, it seems that Sophocles
may have considered "hearing things" as caused by some mental disorder. His famous phrase from Antigone
is explained by Wikipedia:

"Whom the gods would destroy ... appears in verses 620–623 of Sophocles’ play Antigone: "τὸ κακὸν δοκεῖν ποτ᾽ ἐσθλὸν τῷδ᾽ ἔμμεν' ὅτῳ φρένας θεὸς"---they first make mad. My emphasis.





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