Aristophanes Quotes

 

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.

 

You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.

— 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

Let each man exercise the art he knows.

— Aristophanes

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

— Aristophanes

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

— Aristophanes

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

— Aristophanes

Under every stone lurks a politician.

— Aristophanes

A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.

— Aristophanes

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

— Aristophanes

The wise learn many things from their enemies.

— 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

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

— Aristophanes

A man’s homeland is wherever he prospers.

— Aristophanes

Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.

— Aristophanes

High thoughts must have high language.

— Aristophanes

Evil events from evil causes spring.

— Aristophanes

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

— Aristophanes

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

— Aristophanes

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

— Aristophanes

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

— Aristophanes

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