Aristophanes

c.450 - c.385 BC

A Quote by Aristophanes on law, life, people, and wisdom

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

Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)

Source: Pearls of Wisdom

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A Quote by Aristophanes on audiences, failure, jokes, and laughter

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

Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)

Source: Frogs, 405 B.C.

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A Quote by Aristophanes on politicians

Under every stone lurks a politician.

Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)

Source: Thesmophoriazusae, 410 B.C.

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A Quote by Aristophanes on cleverness, mind, and wine

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

Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)

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A Quote by Aristophanes on language

High thoughts must have high language.

Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)

Source: Frogs, 405 B.C.

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A Quote by Aristophanes on day and fighting

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.

Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)

Source: Wasps, 422 B.C.

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A Quote by Aristophanes on evil

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Evil events from evil causes spring.

Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)

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A Quote by Aristophanes

A man's homeland is wherever he prospers.

Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)

Source: Plutus, 388 B.C.

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A Quote by Aristophanes on cities, enemies, friendship, learning, men, and war

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 (c.450 - c.385 BC)

Source: Birds, 414 BC

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A Quote by Aristophanes on problems and work

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]

Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)

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