Aristophanes

Ancient Greek comic playwright

Lived from: 446BC-386BC

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Aristophanes

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    A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
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    A man's homeland is wherever he prospers.
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    By words the mind is winged.
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    High thoughts must have high language.
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    Let each man exercise the art he knows.
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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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    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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    Under every stone lurks a politician.
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    Wise men learn many things from their enemies.
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    Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life.
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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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    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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About Aristophanes

Aristophanes (circa 446 – circa 386 BC), son of Philippus, of the deme Kydathenaion (Latin: Cydathenaeum), was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. Eleven of his forty plays survive virtually complete. These, together with fragments of some of his other plays, provide the only real examples of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy, and are used to define it.

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