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Aristophanes Quotes

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448 BC - 380 BC
Nationality: Greek
Category: Poet
Subcategory: Greek Poet

Characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.


These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can't live with them, or without them.


Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.


The wise learn many things from their enemies.


Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life.


A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.


Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod.


You should not decide until you have heard what both have to say.


Let each man exercise the art he knows.


Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.


Evil events from evil causes spring.


Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.


A man's homeland is wherever he prospers.


Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.


You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.


Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?


Under every stone lurks a politician.


Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole.

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Open your mouth and shut your eyes and see what Zeus will send you.


High thoughts must have high language.


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