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    aristophanes Quotes

    To plunder, to lie, to show your arse, are three essentials for climbing high.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: lies 
     
    Does it seem that everything is extravagance in the world, or rather madness, when you watch the way things go? A crowd of rogues enjoy blessings they have won by sheer injustice, while more honest folks are miserable and die of hunger.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: world  blessing  madness  hunger  die 
     
    A man's homeland is wherever he prospers.
    — Aristophanes
    First listen, my friend, and then you may shriek and bluster.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: friends 
     
    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
    tags: men 
     
    No man is really honest; none of us is above the influence of gain.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: men  influence 
     
    By words the mind is winged.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: mind 
     
    Today things are better than yesterday.
    — Aristophanes
    High thoughts must have high language.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: thoughts  language 
     
    Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: friends  hunger 
     
    Thou shouldst not decide until thou hast heard what both have to say.
    — Aristophanes
    When men drink, then they are rich and successful and win lawsuits and are happy and help their friends. Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: men  friends  help  successful  mind 
     
    Under every stone lurks a politician.
    — Aristophanes
    A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: men  wisdom  learn 
     
    You're mistaken; men of sense often learn much from their enemies. Prudence is the best safeguard. This principle cannot be learnt from a friend: but an enemy extorts it immediately. It is from their foes and not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war. And this lesson saves their children, their homes, and their properties.
    — Aristophanes
    Comedy too can sometimes discern what is right. I shall not please, but I shall say what is true.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: comedy  true  right 
     
    You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.
    — Aristophanes
    Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: people  law  wise 
     
    Look at the orators in our republics; as long as they are poor, both state and people can only praise their uprightness; but once they are fattened on the public funds, they conceive a hatred for justice, plan intrigues against the people and attack the democracy.
    — Aristophanes
    [Y]ou possess all the attributes of a demagogue; a screeching, horrible voice, a perverse, crossgrained nature and the language of the market-place. In you all is united which is needful for governing.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: nature  language 
     
    Ignorance can be cured, but stupidity is forever
    — Aristophanes
    Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: mind 
     
    Characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: bad 
     
    Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: youth  age  forever  ignorance 
     
    A truce to idle phrases!
    — Aristophanes
    It often happens that less depends upon the valor of an army than the skill of the leader.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: leader 
     
    Prayers without wine are perfectly pointless.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: prayer 
     
    Poverty, the most fearful monster that ever drew breath.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: poverty 
     
    How can I study from below, that which is above?
    — Aristophanes
    Open your mind before your mouth
    — Aristophanes
    tags: mind 
     
    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
    tags: people  business 
     
    Ah! the Generals! they are numerous, but not good for much!
    — Aristophanes
    A man should be able to stand up under any disaster for his country's good.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: men 
     
    Ye Children of Man! whose life is a span, Protracted with sorrow from day to day, Naked and featherless, feeble and querulous, Sickly, calamitous creatures of clay!
    — Aristophanes
    tags: children  sorrow  child 
     
    Women, you overheated dipsomaniacs, never passing up a chance to wangle a drink, a great boon to bartenders but a bane to us-not to mention our crockery and our woolens!
    — Aristophanes
    tags: chance  women 
     
    Comedy is allied to justice.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: justice  comedy 
     
    To win the people, always cook them some savoury that pleases them.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: people 
     
    Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: adventure  achieve 
     
    Words give wings to the mind and make a man soar to heaven.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: men  mind  heaven  wings 
     
    The wise learn many things from their enemies.
    — Aristophanes
    tags: enemies  enemy  wise  learn 
     
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