Aristophanes Quotes

You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.

Full of wiles, full of guile, at all times, in all ways, Are the children of Men.

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

A boy must hold his tongue among his elders… Greed was abhorred, it was taboo to snatch Radish tops, aniseed, or parsley before your elders, Or to nibble kickshaws and giggle and twine one’s feet… So, you shall learn to hate the Agora, And shun the baths and feel ashamed of smut;… And to get […]

You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.

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.