Quotes by Aristophanes

Aristophanes

Aristophanes

Ancient Greek comic playwright

Lived from: 446 - 386

Category: Poets (Contemporary) Country: FlagGreece

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  • A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
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  • Let each man exercise the art he knows.
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  • Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?
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  • A man's homeland is wherever he prospers.
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  • By words the mind is winged.
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  • Evil events from evil causes spring.
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  • High thoughts must have high language.
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  • Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.
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  • Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole.
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  • 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.
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  • Open your mouth and shut your eyes and see what Zeus will send you.
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  • Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
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  • These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can't live with them, or without them.
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  • This is what extremely grieves us, that a man who never fought
    Should contrive our fees to pilfer, on who for his native land
    Never to this day had oar, or lance, or blister in his hand.
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  • Under every stone lurks a politician.
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  • Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
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  • Wise men learn many things from their enemies.
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  • Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life.
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  • You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.
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  • You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
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