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

We should look at the lives of all as at a mirror, and take from others an example for ourselves.

With his own weapon do I stab him.

It is up with you; all is over; you are ruined.

None of us is ever satisfied with what we are.

Rigorous law is often rigorous injustice.

The very flower of youth.

Time removes distress.

What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense.

Woe to my wretched self! from what a height of hope have I fallen!

It is, I believe, better to restrain the passions of youth by a sense of shame, and by conciliatory means, than by fear.

Nothing can be more unjust than the ignorant man, who thinks that nothing is well done by himself.

Said and done. Done as soon as said.

Their silence is sufficient praise.

To be suspicious is not a fault. To be suspicious all the time without coming to a conclusion is the defect.

What comes from this quarter, set it down as so much gain.

Words gain credibility by deed.

Jupiter, now assuredly is the time when I could readily consent to be slain, lest life should sully this ecstasy with some disaster.

Nothing indeed remains for me but that I should hang myself.

She ne'er was really charming till she died.

There are as many opinions as there are people: everyone has their own way of doing things.

To despise money on some occasions is a very great gain.

What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!

Words pay no debts.

Knavery's now its own reward.

Nothing is as valuable to a man as courage.

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

Roman Playwright, Comic Poet and Dramatist