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

Life is like a game of tables, the chances are not in our power, but the playing is.

Nothing is said nowadays that has not been said before.

Suit your manner to the man.

There is a demand in these days for men who can make wrong appear right.

To learn from other men's mistakes to prevent your own.

What now if the sky were to fall?

You are harping on the same string.

Look you, I am the most concerned in my own interests.

Nothing is so difficult but that it may be found out by seeking.

Take care and say this with presence of mind.

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.

To pick out meat from the very funeral pile.

What the law will compel you to do, do of your own free will.

You are his father by nature, I by counsel.

Lovers' quarrels are the renewal of love.

Nowadays those are rewarded who make right appear wrong.

That is a true proverb which is wont to be commonly quoted, that all had rather it were well for themselves than for another.

There is nothing so easy in itself but grows difficult when it is performed against one's will.

To touch a sore is to renew one's grief.

Whatever chance shall bring, we will bear with equanimity.

You believe easily that which you hope for earnestly.

Many a time ... from a bad beginning great friendships have sprung up.

Obsequiousness begets friends, truth hatred.

That is to be wise to see not merely that which lies before your feet, but to foresee even those things which are in the womb of futurity.

There is nothing which cannot be perverted by being told badly.

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Terence, full Latin name Publius Terentius Afer
Birth Date
c. 195 B.C.
Death Date
159 B.C.
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Roman Playwright, Comic Poet and Dramatist