Plautus, full name Titus Maccius Plautus

Plautus, full name Titus Maccius Plautus
c. 254 B.C.
184 B.C.

Roman Comic Playwright

Author Quotes

That expression, "He means well," is useless unless he does well.

The mind is hopeful: success is in God?s hands.

To ask that which is unjust at the hands of the just, is an injustice in itself; to expect that which is just from the unjust, is simple folly.

Woe to the vanquished!

That man is worthless who knows how to receive a favor, but not how to return one.

The stronger always succeeds.

To blow and to swallow at the same time is not easy; I cannot at the same time be here and also there.

Woman is certainly the daughter of Delay personified!

That man will never be unwelcome to others who makes himself agreeable to his own family.

The woman who has the best perfume is she who has none.

To love is human, it is also human to forgive.

Women have many faults, but of the many this is the greatest, that they please themselves too much, and give too little attention to pleasing the men.

That which you know, know not; and that which you see, see not.

There are games in which it is better to lose than win.

To some purpose is that man wise who gains his wisdom at another's expense.

Word to the wise is enough.

That wife is an enemy to her husband who is given in marriage against her will.

There can be no profit, if the outlay exceeds it.

Valor?s the best reward ; ?tis valor that surpasses all things else : our liberty, our safety, life, estate, our parents, children, country, are by this preserved, protected : valor everything comprises in itself ; and every good awaits the man who is possess?d of valor.

You are seeking a knot in a bulrush.

The Bell never rings of itself; unless some one handles or moves it it is dumb.

There is indeed a God that hears and sees whate'er we do.

We are pouring our words into a sieve, and lose our labor.

You cannot eat your cake and have it too, unless you think your money is immortal. The fool too late, his substance eaten up, reckons the cost.

The best assistance in distress is fortitude of soul.

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First Name
Plautus, full name Titus Maccius Plautus
Birth Date
c. 254 B.C.
Death Date
184 B.C.

Roman Comic Playwright