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Aristophanes Quotes

A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.

A man's homeland is wherever he prospers.

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

Evil events from evil causes spring.

High thoughts must have high language.

Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.

Let each man exercise the art he knows.

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

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.

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

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

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

The wise learn many things from their enemies.

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

Under every stone lurks a politician.

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

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

You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.

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

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.