Aristophanes Quotes

It is so that you may know only those who nourish you

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The love of wine is a good man's failing.

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We must look beneath every stone, lest it conceal some orator ready to sting us.

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One must not try to trick misfortune, but resign oneself to it with good grace.

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You will never make the crab walk straight.

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It should not prejudice my voice that I'm not born a man, if I say something advantageous to the present situation. For I'm taxed too, and as a toll provide men for the nation.

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An insult directed at the wicked is not to be censured; on the contrary, the honest man, if he has sense, can only applaud.

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A demagogue must be neither an educated nor an honest man; he has to be an ignoramus and a rogue.

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Do you dare to accuse wine of clouding the reason? Quote me more marvellous 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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It is the compelling power of great thoughts and ideas to engender phrases of equal size.

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Woman is adept at getting money for herself and will not easily let herself be deceived; she understands deceit too well herself.

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To invoke solely the weaker arguments and yet triumph is a talent worth more than a hundred thousand drachmae.

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This art is worth more than ten thousand staters, that one should choose the worse cause, and nevertheless be victorious.

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Do not bandy words with your father, nor treat him as a dotard, nor reproach the old man, who has cherished you, with his age.

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Learn not to contradict your father in anything; nor by calling him Iapetus, to reproach him with the ills of age, by which you were reared in your infancy.

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Come now, ye men, in nature darkling, like to the race of leaves, of little might, figures of clay, shadowy feeble tribes, wingless creatures of a day, miserable mortals, dream-like men.

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