(Ancient Greek playwright, and poet) c. 446 BC - c. 386 BC ( Ancient Athens)
Wealth–the most excellent of all gods.
To plunder, to lie, to show your arse, are three essentials for climbing high.
High thoughts must have high language.
Open your mind before your mouth.
You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.
A man can learn wisdom even from a foe.
Politics these days in no occupation for an honest man… neither educated nor honest, he has to be an ignoramus & a rogue.
You vote yourselves salaries out of the public funds and care only for your own personal interests; hence the state limps along.
The love of wine is a good man’s failing.
Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life.
Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod.
The wise learn many things from their enemies.
Under every stone lurks a politician.
Today things are better than yesterday.
Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
That is what we do each time we see someone who falls in love with evil strategies, until we hurl him into misery, so he may learn to fear the Gods.
Words give wings to the mind and make a man soar to heaven.
To win the people, always cook them some savoury that pleases them.
There is no beast, no rush of fire, like woman so untamed. She calmly goes her way where even panthers would be shamed.
Poverty, the most fearful monster that ever drew breath.
Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don’t believe in the gods. What’s your argument? Where’s your proof?
It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls.
That man is sharp who can say what he wants in a minimum of words.
Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
It often happens that less depends upon the valor of an army than the skill of the leader.
You should not decide until you have heard what both have to say.
Open your mouth and shut your eyes and see what Zeus will send you.
It is the compelling power of great thoughts and ideas to engender phrases of equal size.
One bush, they say, can never hide two thieves.
Times change. The vices of your age are stylish today.
Prayers without wine are perfectly pointless.
First listen, my friend, and then you may shriek and bluster.
One’s country is wherever one does well.
The trickiest thing is the nature of man, apparent in everything.
If a man owes me money, I never seem to forget. But if I do the owing, I somehow never remember.
One must not try to trick misfortune, but oneself to it with good grace.
No man is really honest; none of us is above the influence of gain.
Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war; and this lesson saves their children, their homes, and their properties.
Love is merely the name for the desire and pursuit of the whole.
If it is necessary for us to do anything (in view of peace), direct us and architect.
Let each man exercise the art he knows.
How can I study from below, that which is above?
You (demagogues) are like the fishers for eels; in still waters they catch nothing, but if they thoroughly stir up the slime, their fishing is good; in the same way it’s only in troublous times that you line your pockets.
Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.
These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can’t live with them, or without them.
Ignorance can be cured, but stupidity is forever.
A man should be able to stand up under any disaster for his country’s good.
I love him, oh! I love him; but he won’t let himself be loved.
I must think of something foolproof for a fool.
Even if you persuade me, you won’t persuade me.