Aristophanes Quotes

Top 99 wise famous quotes and sayings by Aristophanes

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Aristophanes quotes: Do not take a blind guide. Do not take a blind guide.
Aristophanes quotes: It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls
Aristophanes quotes: Let each man exercise the art he knows. Let each man exercise the art he knows.
Aristophanes quotes: What can you answer? Now be careful, don't arouse my spite, Or with my slipper I'll take you napping,faces slappingLeft and right. What can you answer? Now be careful, don't arouse my spite, Or with my slipper I'll take you napping,
faces slapping
Left and right.
Aristophanes quotes: Poverty, the most fearful monster that ever drew breath. Poverty, the most fearful monster that ever drew breath.
Aristophanes quotes: The gods, my dear simple fellow, are a mere expression coined by vulgar superstition. We frown upon such coinage here. The gods, my dear simple fellow, are a mere expression coined by vulgar superstition. We frown upon such coinage here.
Aristophanes quotes: An insult directed at the wicked is not to be censured; on the contrary, the honest man, if he has sense, can only applaud. An insult directed at the wicked is not to be censured; on the contrary, the honest man, if he has sense, can only applaud.
Aristophanes quotes: The truth is forced upon us, very quickly, by a foe. The truth is forced upon us, very quickly, by a foe.
Aristophanes quotes: A prudent person after all can pick somethingEven from an enemy. A prudent person after all can pick something
Even from an enemy.
Aristophanes quotes: Comedy is allied to justice. Comedy is allied to justice.
Aristophanes quotes: If a man owes me money, I never seem to forget. But if I do the owing, I somehow never remember. If a man owes me money, I never seem to forget. But if I do the owing, I somehow never remember.
Aristophanes quotes: Ah! the Generals! they are numerous, but not good for much! Ah! the Generals! they are numerous, but not good for much!
Aristophanes quotes: That man is sharp who can say what he wants in a minimum of words. That man is sharp who can say what he wants in a minimum of words.
Aristophanes quotes: Politics, these days, is no occupationfor an educated man, a man of character.Ignorance and total lousiness are better. Politics, these days, is no occupation
for an educated man, a man of character.
Ignorance and total lousiness are better.
Aristophanes quotes: 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.
Aristophanes quotes: It is the compelling power of great thoughts and ideas to engender phrases of equal size. It is the compelling power of great thoughts and ideas to engender phrases of equal size.
Aristophanes quotes: Mix and knead together all the state business as you do for your sausages. To win the people, always cook them some savory that pleases them. Mix and knead together all the state business as you do for your sausages. To win the people, always cook them some savory that pleases them.
Aristophanes quotes: These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can't live with them, or without them. These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can't live with them, or without them.
Aristophanes quotes: If you strike upon a thought that baffles you, break off from that entanglement and try another, so shall your wits be fresh to start again. If you strike upon a thought that baffles you, break off from that entanglement and try another, so shall your wits be fresh to start again.
Aristophanes quotes: What unlooked-for things do happen, to be sure, in a long life! What unlooked-for things do happen, to be sure, in a long life!
Aristophanes quotes: Comedy too can sometimes discern what is right. Comedy too can sometimes discern what is right.
Aristophanes quotes: MEN Ah cursed drab, what have you brought this water for? WOMEN What is your fire for then, you smelly corpse? Yourself to burn? MEN Ah cursed drab, what have you brought this water for? WOMEN What is your fire for then, you smelly corpse? Yourself to burn?
Aristophanes quotes: An ancient tradition declares that every idiot blunder we pass into law will sooner or later redound to Athens' profit. An ancient tradition declares that every idiot blunder we pass into law will sooner or later redound to Athens' profit.
Aristophanes quotes: Old age is second childhood. Old age is second childhood.
Aristophanes quotes: Times change. The vices of your age are stylish today. Times change. The vices of your age are stylish today.
Aristophanes quotes: How can I study from below, that which is above? How can I study from below, that which is above?
Aristophanes quotes: The love of wine is a good man's failing. The love of wine is a good man's failing.
Aristophanes quotes: You vote yourselves salaries out of the public funds and care only for your own personal interests; hence the state limps along. You vote yourselves salaries out of the public funds and care only for your own personal interests; hence the state limps along.
Aristophanes quotes: It is bad taste for a poet to be coarse and hairy. It is bad taste for a poet to be coarse and hairy.
Aristophanes quotes: High thoughts must have high language. High thoughts must have high language.
Aristophanes quotes: Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever. Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.
Aristophanes quotes: No man is really honest; none of us is above the influence of gain. No man is really honest; none of us is above the influence of gain.
Aristophanes quotes: Today things are better than yesterday. Today things are better than yesterday.
Aristophanes quotes: Love is merely the name for the desire and pursuit of the whole. Love is merely the name for the desire and pursuit of the whole.
Aristophanes quotes: There is no honest man! not one, that can resist the attraction of gold! There is no honest man! not one, that can resist the attraction of gold!
Aristophanes quotes: You can't have anything else to say: you've poured out every drop of what you know. You can't have anything else to say: you've poured out every drop of what you know.
Aristophanes quotes: A man may learn wisdom even from a foe. A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
Aristophanes quotes: To plunder, to lie, to show your arse, are three essentials for climbing high. To plunder, to lie, to show your arse, are three essentials for climbing high.
Aristophanes quotes: The trickiest thing is the nature of man, apparent in everything. The trickiest thing is the nature of man, apparent in everything.
Aristophanes quotes: The wise learn many things from their enemies. The wise learn many things from their enemies.
Aristophanes quotes: need a poet who can really write. Nowadays it seems like 'many are gone, and those that live are bad'.12 need a poet who can really write. Nowadays it seems like 'many are gone, and those that live are bad'.12
Aristophanes quotes: By words the mind is winged. By words the mind is winged.
Aristophanes quotes: Thou shouldst not decide until thou hast heard what both have to say. Thou shouldst not decide until thou hast heard what both have to say.
Aristophanes quotes: Hunger knows no friend but its feeder. Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.
Aristophanes quotes: Even from enemies much can be learned by the intelligent,More in fact than from our friends. Even from enemies much can be learned by the intelligent,
More in fact than from our friends.
Aristophanes quotes: Open your mind before your mouth Open your mind before your mouth
Aristophanes quotes: Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof? Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?
Aristophanes quotes: Prayers without wine are perfectly pointless. Prayers without wine are perfectly pointless.
Aristophanes quotes: Lysistrata: To seize the treasury; no more money, no more war. Lysistrata: To seize the treasury; no more money, no more war.
Aristophanes quotes: I would treat her like an egg, the shell of which we remove before eating it; I would take off her mask and then kiss her pretty face. I would treat her like an egg, the shell of which we remove before eating it; I would take off her mask and then kiss her pretty face.
Aristophanes quotes: Old age is but a second childhood. Old age is but a second childhood.
Aristophanes quotes: You should not decide until you have heard what both have to say. You should not decide until you have heard what both have to say.
Aristophanes quotes: Wealththe most excellent of all gods. Wealth
the most excellent of all gods.
Aristophanes quotes: Under every rock lurks a politician. Under every rock lurks a politician.
Aristophanes quotes: You cannot teach a crab to walk straight. You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.
Aristophanes quotes: You will never make the crab walk straight. You will never make the crab walk straight.
Aristophanes quotes: Words give wings to the mind and make a man soar to heaven. Words give wings to the mind and make a man soar to heaven.
Aristophanes quotes: A fox is subtlety itself. A fox is subtlety itself.
Aristophanes quotes: Meton (astronomer in 5th century BC): With the straight ruler I set to work To make the circle four-cornered . Meton (astronomer in 5th century BC): With the straight ruler I set to work To make the circle four-cornered .
Aristophanes quotes: That is what we do each time we see someone who falls in love with evil strategies, until we hurl him into misery, so he may learn to fear the That is what we do each time we see someone who falls in love with evil strategies, until we hurl him into misery, so he may learn to fear the Gods.
Aristophanes quotes: Ignorance can be cured, but stupidity is forever Ignorance can be cured, but stupidity is forever
Aristophanes quotes: When men drink wine they are rich, they are busy, they push lawsuits, they are happy, they are friends. When men drink wine they are rich, they are busy, they push lawsuits, they are happy, they are friends.
Aristophanes quotes: 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.
Aristophanes quotes: Chorus of old men: How true the saying: 'Tis impossible to live with the baggages, impossible to live without 'em. Chorus of old men: How true the saying: 'Tis impossible to live with the baggages, impossible to live without 'em.
Aristophanes quotes: Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever. Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
Aristophanes quotes: One bush, they say, can never hide two thieves. One bush, they say, can never hide two thieves.
Aristophanes quotes: Have you ever, looking up, seen a cloud like to a Centaur, a Part, or a Wolf, or a Bull? Have you ever, looking up, seen a cloud like to a Centaur, a Part, or a Wolf, or a Bull?
Aristophanes quotes: Full of wiles, full of guile, at all times, in all ways, are the children of Men. Full of wiles, full of guile, at all times, in all ways, are the children of Men.
Aristophanes quotes: There's no art where there's no fee. There's no art where there's no fee.
Aristophanes quotes: First listen, my friend, and then you may shriek and bluster. First listen, my friend, and then you may shriek and bluster.
Aristophanes quotes: Woman is adept at getting money for herself and will not easily let herself be deceived; she understands deceit too well herself. Woman is adept at getting money for herself and will not easily let herself be deceived; she understands deceit too well herself.
Aristophanes quotes: A man should be able to stand up under any disaster for his country's good. A man should be able to stand up under any disaster for his country's good.
Aristophanes quotes: Children have a master to teach them, grown-ups have the poets. Children have a master to teach them, grown-ups have the poets.
Aristophanes quotes: It often happens that less depends upon the valor of an army than the skill of the leader. It often happens that less depends upon the valor of an army than the skill of the leader.
Aristophanes quotes: A man can learn wisdom even from a foe A man can learn wisdom even from a foe
Aristophanes quotes: Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life. Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life.