Quotes by Aristophanes

Evil events from evil causes spring.
- Aristophanes
Under every stone lurks a politician.
- Aristophanes
High thoughts must have high language.
- Aristophanes
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Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.
- Aristophanes
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
- Aristophanes
Let each man exercise the art he knows.
- Aristophanes
You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.
- Aristophanes
The wise learn many things from their enemies.
- Aristophanes
A man's homeland is wherever he prospers.
- Aristophanes
You should not decide until you have heard what both have to say.
- Aristophanes
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Open your mouth and shut your eyes and see what Zeus will send you.
- Aristophanes
Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole.
- Aristophanes
Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life.
- Aristophanes
Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
- Aristophanes
Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes
Characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
- Aristophanes
Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?
- Aristophanes
These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can't live with them, or without them.
- Aristophanes
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.
- Aristophanes
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.
- Aristophanes