Aristophanes Quotes

Under every stone lurks a politician.

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By words the mind is winged.

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Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.

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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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Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.

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Wealth, the most excellent of all the gods.

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A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.

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Let each man exercise the art he knows.

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High thoughts must have high language.

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A man's homeland is wherever he prospers.

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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.

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Weak mortals, chained to the earth, creatures of clay as frail as the foliage of the woods, you unfortunate race, whose life is but darkness, as unreal as a shadow, the illusion of a dream.

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

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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.

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There is no honest man! not one, that can resist the attraction of gold!

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You are debauched and shameless. You have spoken roses of me. And a dirty lickspittle. You crown me with lilies. And a parricide. You don't know that you are sprinkling me with gold. Certainly not so formerly, but with lead. But now this is an ornament to me.

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