Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life.
Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)
Source: Pearls of Wisdom
Contributed by: ingebrita
Shall I crack any of those old jokes, master, At which the audience never fail to laugh?
Source: Frogs, 405 B.C.
Contributed by: Zaady
Under every stone lurks a politician.
Source: Thesmophoriazusae, 410 B.C.
Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
High thoughts must have high language.
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.
Source: Wasps, 422 B.C.
Meton (astronomer in 5th century BC): With the straight ruler I set to work To make the circle four-cornered . [First allusion to the problem of squaring the circle]
You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
Source: Knights, 424 BC
Let each man exercise the art he knows.
Evil events from evil causes spring.
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