90+ Aristophanes quotes


Aristophanes quotes
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Name: AristophanesFind on Amazon India: Link
Nationality: GreekFind on Amazon: Link
Profession: Poet
 

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

A man’s homeland is wherever he prospers.

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

Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.

High thoughts must have high language.

Let each man exercise the art he knows.

Under every stone lurks a politician.

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.

Evil events from evil causes spring.

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

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

A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.

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.

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.

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

The wise learn many things from their enemies.

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


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