Aristophanes - Quotes

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

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

You cannot teach a crab to walk straight. ---->>>

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

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

Let each man exercise the art he knows.

Let each man exercise the art he knows.

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

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

Under every stone lurks a politician.

Under every stone lurks a politician.

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

A man may learn wisdom even from a foe. ---->>>

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.

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.

High thoughts must have high language. ---->>>

Hunger knows no friend but its feeder. ---->>>

A man's homeland is wherever he prospers. ---->>>

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

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

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

The wise learn many things from their enemies. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Evil events from evil causes spring. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Greek
Born: 448 BC
Birthplace: Athens
Die: 380 BC
Occupation: Poet
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Aristophanes ( or ; Greek: Ἀριστοφάνης, pronounced [aristopʰánɛːs]; c. 446 – c. 386 BC), son of Philippus, of the deme Kydathenaion (Latin: Cydathenaeum), was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. Eleven of his forty plays survive virtually complete. These, together with fragments of some of his other plays, provide the only real examples of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy, and are used to define it (wikipedia)