Aristophanes

Aristophanes
c. 450 B.C.
385 B.C.

Greek Comic Playwright

Author Quotes

Learn how to row before taking the rudder.

Even from a foe a man may wisdom learn.

The wise learn many things from their enemies.

Wise men learn much from enemies.

Children should be seen and not heard.

Men of sense often learn from their enemies. Prudence is the best safeguard. This principle cannot be leaned from a friend, but an enemy extorts it immediately. 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.

There is no remedy for the flatterer's bitre.

Uncurbed, unfettered, uncontrolled of speech, unperiphrastic, bombastiloquent.

The love of money overcomes us all.

No man is really honest; none of us is above the influence of gain.

Author Picture
First Name
Aristophanes
Birth Date
c. 450 B.C.
Death Date
385 B.C.
Bio

Greek Comic Playwright