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Born in 448 BC / Died in 380 BC / Greece / Greek

Quotes by Aristophanes

You should not decide until you have heard what both have to say.
Evil events from evil causes spring.
These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can't live with them, or without them.
Characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
Under every stone lurks a politician.
You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.
Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.
A man's homeland is wherever he prospers.
Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?
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.
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.
The wise learn many things from their enemies.
High thoughts must have high language.
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
Open your mouth and shut your eyes and see what Zeus will send you.
Let each man exercise the art he knows.
Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole.