Terence, full Latin name Publius Terentius Afer

Terence, full Latin name Publius Terentius Afer
c. 195 B.C.
159 B.C.

Roman Playwright, Comic Poet and Dramatist

Author Quotes

Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.

Perhaps believing in good design is like believing in God, it makes you an optimist.

The nature of all men is so formed that they see and discriminate in the affairs of others, much better than in their own.

This I consider to be a valuable principle in life: Do nothing in excess.

We all, when we are well, give good advice to the sick.

While the mind is in doubt it is driven this way and that by a slight impulse.

You stick in the same mire.

No free man will ask as favor, what he cannot claim as reward.

Quarrels of lovers renew their love.

The nets not stretched to catch the hawk, or kite, who do us wrong; but laid for those who do us none at all.

This is a wise maxim, 'to take warning from others of what may be to your own advantage.'

We are all of us the worse for too much liberty.

While there's life, there's hope.

You tell a tale to a dead man.

No man was ever endowed with a judgment so correct and judicious, in regulating his life, but that circumstances time and experience would teach him something new, and apprize him that of those things with which he thought himself the best acquainted he knew nothing; and that those ideas which in theory appeared the most advantageous were found, when brought into practice, to be altogether inapplicable.

Really, you have seen the old age of an eagle, as the saying is.

The nets not stretched to catch the hawk, or kite, who do us wrong; but laid for those Who do us none at all.

This is the reward of my folly.

We don't yet believe that consumer spending is going to slow dramatically even though there has been a lot of volatility in the stock market, ... Obviously there are a lot of investors out there who were sitting on big losses from stocks they bought from February through March. But we still see the economy as moving along strongly.

Wisdom consists not in seeing what is directly before us, but in discerning those things which may come to pass.

You're a wise person if you can easily direct your attention to what ever needs it.

No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience.

Riches get their value from the mind of the possessor; they are blessings to those who know how to use them, and curses to those who do not.

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.

Time heals all wounds.

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First Name
Terence, full Latin name Publius Terentius Afer
Birth Date
c. 195 B.C.
Death Date
159 B.C.
Bio

Roman Playwright, Comic Poet and Dramatist