Antigone by Sophocles

As I was blogging yesterday, I went to see a redoing of an ancient tragedy. I have re-read it now, and I am struck by many of the passages in it, especially those of Creon. I will quote some of his speeches over the next few days hopefully- from the Penguin Classics translation.

No other touchstone can test the heart of a man,

The temper of his mind and spirit, till he be tried

In the practice of authority and rule.