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    Aristophanes Quotes

    Greek Athenian comic dramatist
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    Quotes by Aristophanes

    • A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
    • High thoughts must have high language.
      Frogs, 405 B.C.
    • Shall I crack any of those old jokes, master, At which the audience never fail to laugh?
      Frogs, 405 B.C.
    • You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
      Knights, 424 B.C.
    • A man's homeland is wherever he prospers.
      Plutus, 388 B.C.
    • Under every stone lurks a politician.
      Thesmophoriazusae, 410 B.C.
    • Let each man exercise the art he knows.
      Wasps, 422 B.C.
    • 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.
      Wasps, 422 B.C.
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