Plautus Quotes & Wallpapers

Plautus
Total Quotes: 340


Courage easily finds its own eloquence. Plautus
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That's a miserable and cursed word, to say I had, when what I have is nothing. Plautus
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Do you never look at yourself when you abuse another person? Plautus
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No man has perpetual good fortune. [Lat., Nulli est homini perpetuum bonum.] Plautus
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If you say hard things you must expect to hear them in return. Plautus
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Know this, that troubles come swifter than the things we desire. Plautus
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I have taken a wife, I have sold my sovereignty for a dowry. [Lat., Uxorem accepi, dote imperium vendidi.] Plautus
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If you are wise, be wise; keep what goods the gods provide you. Plautus
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Courage in danger is half the battle. Plautus
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A contented mind is the best source for trouble. Plautus
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The poor man who enters into a partnership with one who is rich makes a risky venture. Plautus
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The greatest talents often lie buried out of sight. Plautus
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He is happy in his wisdom who has learned at another's expense. Plautus
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The fool too late, his substance eaten up, reckons the cost. Plautus
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The face that thou shalt smite in earnest is bound thereafter to be boneless. Plautus
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I had a regular battle with the dunghill-cock. Plautus
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Disgrace is immortal, and living even when one thinks it dead. Plautus
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Feast to-day makes fast to-morrow. Lat. Plautus
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You love a nothing when you love an ingrate. Plautus
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He that is in love, faith, if he be hungry, is not hungry at all. Plautus
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He who falls in love meets a worse fate than he who leaps from a rock. Plautus
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Men understand the worth of blessings only when they have lost them. Plautus
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He who tries to protect himself from deception is often cheated, even when most on his guard. Plautus
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You will stir up the hornets. [Lat., Irritabis crabones.] Plautus
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Smooth words in place of gifts. [Lat., Dicta docta pro datis.] Plautus
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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
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Courage in danger is half the battle. [Lat., Bonus animus in mala re, dimidium est mali.] Plautus
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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
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I have lost my oil and my labor. (Labored in vain.) [Lat., Oleum et operam perdidi.] Plautus
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Man is a wolf to man. [Lat., Homo homini lupus.] Plautus
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He who bravely endures evils, in time reaps the reward. Plautus
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He who has in due season become rich, unless he saves in due season, will in due season starve. Plautus
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It is difficult to fly without wings. Plautus
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It is the nature of the unfortunate to be spiteful, and to envy those who are well to do. Plautus
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You have eaten a meal dangerously seasoned. [You have laid up a grief in store for yourself.] Plautus
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Ones oldest friend is the best. Plautus
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'He means well' is useless unless he does well. Plautus
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Things we do not expect, happen more frequently than we wish. Plautus
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Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. Plautus
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Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things. Plautus
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If you have overcome your inclination and not been overcome by it, you have reason to rejoice. Plautus
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A man with courage has every blessing. Plautus
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Man is no man, but a wolf, to a stranger. Plautus
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It is customary these days to ignore what should be done in favour of what pleases us. Plautus
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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
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It is a great plague to be too handsome a man. Plautus
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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
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I love truth and wish to have it always spoken to me: I hate a liar. Plautus
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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
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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
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He wishes well is worthless, unless the deed go with it. Plautus
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The sea is certainly common to all. Plautus
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Drink, live like the Greeks, eat, gorge. Plautus
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Find me a reasonable lover against his weight in gold. Plautus
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I regard that man as lost, who has lost his sense of shame. Plautus
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It is easy to rule over the good. Plautus
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He is a friend indeed who proves himself a friend in need. Plautus
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Always bring money along with your complaints. Plautus
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Poverty is a thorough instructress in all the arts. [Lat., Paupertas . . . omnes artes perdocet.] Plautus
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Man's fortune is usually changed at once; life is changeable. [Lat., Actutum fortunae solent mutarier; varia vita est.] Plautus
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He is a friend who, in dubious circumstances, aids in deeds when deeds are necessary. Plautus
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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
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Fire is next akin to smoke. Plautus
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Vulgarity of manners defiles fine garments more than mud. Plautus
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Let a man who wants to find abundance of employment procure a woman and a ship: for no two things do produce more trouble if you begin to equip them; neither are these two things ever equipped enough. Plautus
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This is the great evil in wine, it first seizes the feet; it is a cunning wrestler. [Lat., Magnum hoc vitium vino est, Pedes captat primum; luctator dolosu est.] Plautus
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I know that we women are all justly accounted praters; they say in the present day that there never was in any age such a wonder to be found as a dumb woman. [Lat., Nam multum loquaces merito omnes habemus, Nec mutam profecto repertam ullam esse Hodie dicunt mulierem ullo in seculo.] Plautus
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If you are content, you have enough to live comfortably. Plautus
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He whom the Gods love dies young. Plautus
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Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability Plautus
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