Plautus, full name Titus Maccius Plautus

Plautus, full name Titus Maccius Plautus
c. 254 B.C.
184 B.C.

Roman Comic Playwright

Author Quotes

The chap that endures hard knocks like a man enjoys a soft time later on.

They call me mad, while they are all mad themselves.

What is food to one, is to others bitter poison.

You miss the point? The lady that spares her lover spares herself too little.

The day, water, sun, moon, night - I do not have to purchase these things with money.

Things we do not expect, happen more frequently than we wish.

What is thine is mine, and all mine is thine.

You should not speak ill of an absent friend.

The gods confound the man who first found out How to distinguish hours! Confound him, too, who in this place set up a sun-dial, To cut and hack my days so wretchedly Into small portions

This is not the best thing possible, nor what I consider proper ; but it is better than the worst.

What you lend is lost; when you ask for it back, you may find a friend made an enemy by your kindness. If you begin to press him further, you have the choice of two things--either to lose your loan or lose your friend.

You will stir up the hornets.

Persevere in virtue and diligence.

The gods give that man some profit to whom they are propitious.

This is the great fault of wine; it first trips up the feet: it is a cunning wrestler.

Whatever disgrace we may have deserved, it is almost always in our power to re-establish our character.

Your tittle-tattlers, and those who listen to slander, by my good will should all be hanged ? the former by their tongues, the latter by the ears.

Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment. Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death, Yet men delay to obtain release from the world. Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising.

The gods play games with men as balls.

Thou my star at the stars are gazing Would I were heaven that I might behold thee with many eyes.

When a man reaches the last stage of life, ? without senses or mentality ? they say that he has grown a child again.

Remind a man of what he remembers, and you will make him forget it.

The man that comforts a desponding friend with words alone, does nothing. He?s a friend indeed who proves himself a friend in need.

Tis sweeter far wisdom to gain from other?s woes, than others should learn from ours.

When you ask for it back again, you find a friend made an enemy by your own kindness. If yon begin to press still further ? either you must part with that which you have entrusted, or else you must lose that friend.

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First Name
Plautus, full name Titus Maccius Plautus
Birth Date
c. 254 B.C.
Death Date
184 B.C.

Roman Comic Playwright