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Aristophanes

Aristophanes was a Greek comic dramatist. He is also known as the Father of Comedy and the Prince of Ancient Comedy.
Found 26 thoughts of Aristophanes

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

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Under every stone lurks a politician.

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High thoughts must have high language.

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The wise learn many things from their enemies.

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Shall I crack any of those old jokes, master,At which the audience never fail to laugh?

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A man's homeland is wherever he prospers.

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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 . . .

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You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.

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

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Let each man exercise the art he knows.

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Evil events from evil causes spring.

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You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.

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By words the mind is winged.

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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.

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Shall I crack any of those old jokes, master, At which the audience never fail to laugh?

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

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This is what extremely grieves us, that a man who never fought. Should contrive our fees to pilfer, on who for his native land. Never to this day had oar, or lance, or blister in his hand.

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

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Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.

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A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.

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The wise learn many things from their foes.

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

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

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This is what extremely grieves us, that a man who never foughtShould contrive our fees to pilfer, on who for his native landNever to this day had oar, or lance, or blister in his hand.

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

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