Plautus Quotes & Wallpapers
Total Quotes: 340
Courage easily finds its own eloquence. Plautus
That's a miserable and cursed word, to say I had, when what I have is nothing. Plautus
If you are wise, be wise; keep what goods the gods provide you. Plautus
The fool too late, his substance eaten up, reckons the cost. Plautus
Do you never look at yourself when you abuse another person? Plautus
No man has perpetual good fortune.
[Lat., Nulli est homini perpetuum bonum.] Plautus
If you say hard things you must expect to hear them in return. Plautus
Know this, that troubles come swifter than the things we desire. Plautus
I have taken a wife, I have sold my sovereignty for a dowry.
[Lat., Uxorem accepi, dote imperium vendidi.] Plautus
He is happy in his wisdom who has learned at another's expense. Plautus
The face that thou shalt smite in earnest is bound thereafter to be boneless. Plautus
I had a regular battle with the dunghill-cock. Plautus
Disgrace is immortal, and living even when one thinks it dead. Plautus
Feast to-day makes fast to-morrow. Lat. Plautus
You love a nothing when you love an ingrate. Plautus
The poor man who enters into a partnership with one who is rich makes a risky venture. Plautus
The greatest talents often lie buried out of sight. Plautus
Courage in danger is half the battle. Plautus
A contented mind is the best source for trouble. Plautus
He that is in love, faith, if he be hungry, is not hungry at all. Plautus
He who falls in love meets a worse fate than he who leaps from a rock. Plautus
Men understand the worth of blessings only when they have lost them. Plautus
A man with courage has every blessing. Plautus
The men who convey and those who listen to calumnies should, if I could have my way, all hang, the talebearers by their tongues, the listeners by their ears. Plautus
I love truth and wish to have it always spoken to me: I hate a liar. Plautus
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. Plautus
Who wishes to give himself an abundance of business let him equip these two things, a ship and a woman. For no two things involve more business, if you have begun to fit them out. Nor are these two things ever sufficiently adorned, nor is any excess of adornment enough for them. Plautus
He wishes well is worthless, unless the deed go with it. Plautus
He who tries to protect himself from deception is often cheated, even when most on his guard. Plautus
You will stir up the hornets.
[Lat., Irritabis crabones.] Plautus
Smooth words in place of gifts.
[Lat., Dicta docta pro datis.] Plautus
The Bell never rings of itself; unless some one handles or moves it it is dumb.
[Lat., Nunquam aedepol temere tinniit tintinnabulum;
Nisi quis illud tractat aut movet, mutum est, tacet.] Plautus
Courage in danger is half the battle.
[Lat., Bonus animus in mala re, dimidium est mali.] Plautus
And so it happens oft in many instances; more good is done without our knowledge than by us intended.
[Lat., Itidemque ut saepe jam in multis locis,
Plus insciens quis fecit quam prodens boni.] Plautus
I have lost my oil and my labor. (Labored in vain.)
[Lat., Oleum et operam perdidi.] Plautus
Man is a wolf to man.
[Lat., Homo homini lupus.] Plautus
He who bravely endures evils, in time reaps the reward. Plautus
He who has in due season become rich, unless he saves in due season, will in due season starve. Plautus
It is difficult to fly without wings. Plautus
It is the nature of the unfortunate to be spiteful, and to envy those who are well to do. Plautus
You have eaten a meal dangerously seasoned. [You have laid up a grief in store for yourself.] Plautus
Ones oldest friend is the best. Plautus
It is a great plague to be too handsome a man. Plautus
Man is no man, but a wolf, to a stranger. Plautus
It is customary these days to ignore what should be done in favour of what pleases us. Plautus
For enemies carry about slander not in the form in which it took its rise . The scandal of men is everlasting; even then does it survive when you would suppose it to be dead. Plautus
Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. Plautus
Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things. Plautus
If you have overcome your inclination and not been overcome by it, you have reason to rejoice. Plautus
'He means well' is useless unless he does well. Plautus
Things we do not expect, happen more frequently than we wish. Plautus
Find me a reasonable lover against his weight in gold. Plautus
I regard that man as lost, who has lost his sense of shame. Plautus
It is easy to rule over the good. Plautus
He is a friend indeed who proves himself a friend in need. Plautus
A woman without paint is like food without salt. Plautus
It is good to love in a moderate degree; but it is not good to love to distraction. Plautus
Things which you do not hope happen more frequently than things which you do hope. Plautus
Nothing is more acceptable to a man, than a friend in time of need. Plautus
There can be no profit, if the outlay exceeds it. Plautus
When a man reaches the last stage of life, - without senses or mentality - they say that he has grown a child again. Plautus
Nothing is more wretched that the mind of a man conscious of guilt. Plautus
This is the great evil in wine, it first seizes the feet; it is a cunning wrestler. Plautus
Always bring money along with your complaints. Plautus
Poverty is a thorough instructress in all the arts.
[Lat., Paupertas . . . omnes artes perdocet.] Plautus
Man's fortune is usually changed at once; life is changeable.
[Lat., Actutum fortunae solent mutarier; varia vita est.] Plautus
He is a friend who, in dubious circumstances, aids in deeds when deeds are necessary. Plautus
There is indeed a God that hears and sees whate'er we do.
[Lat., Est profecto deus, qui, quae nos gerimus, auditque et videt.] Plautus
Fire is next akin to smoke. Plautus
Vulgarity of manners defiles fine garments more than mud. Plautus
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