Aristophanes Quotes

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Aristophanes Quotes

It should not prejudice my voice that Im not born a man, if I say something advantageous to the present situation. For Im taxed too, and as a toll provide men for the nation.
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High thoughts must have high language.

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Love is merely the name for the desire and pursuit of the whole.

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How can I study from below, that which is above?

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Calonice: My dear Lysistrata, just what is this matter you've summoned us women to consider.What's up? Something big?
Lysistrata: Very big.
Calonice: (interested) Is it stout too?
Lysistrata: (smiling) Yes, indeed
both big and stout.
Calonice: What? And the women still haven't come?
Lysistrata: It's not what you suppose; they'd come soon enough for that.

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A man can learn wisdom even from a foe

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That man is sharp who can say what he wants in a minimum of words.

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Even from enemies much can be learned by the intelligent,
More in fact than from our friends.

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Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole.

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Characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.

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A man's homeland is wherever he prospers.

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No man is really honest; none of us is above the influence of gain.

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Do you dare to accuse wine of clouding the reason? Quote me more marvelous effects than those of wine. Look! when a man drinks, he is rich, everything he touches succeeds, he gains lawsuits, is happy and helps his friends. Come, bring hither quick a flagon of wine, that I may soak my brain and get an ingenious idea.

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Children have a master to teach them, grown-ups have the poets.

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You cannot make a crab walk straight.

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You vote yourselves salaries out of the public funds and care only for your own personal interests; hence the state limps along.

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What unlooked-for things do happen, to be sure, in a long life!

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One bush, they say, can never hide two thieves.

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There's no art where there's no fee.

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