As long as she is wise and good, a girl has sufficient dowry.

— Plautus

The most empowering Plautus quotes that will activate your inner potential

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.

178

Where there are friends there is wealth.

103

I have taken a wife, I have sold my sovereignty for a dowry.

[Lat., Uxorem accepi, dote imperium vendidi.]

86

You love a nothing when you love an ingrate.

62

Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.

49

Good merchandise, even hidden, soon finds buyers.

48

Spice a dish with love and it pleases every palate.

46

The day, water, sun, moon, night -- I do not have to purchase these things with money.

26

Courage in danger is half the battle.

25

'He means well' is useless unless he does well.

25

There's no such thing, you know, as picking out the best woman: it's only a question of comparative badness, brother.

25

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

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About Plautus

Quotes 265 sayings
Nationality Roman
Profession Playwright
Birthday October 16

Practice yourself what you preach.

22

The day, water, sun, moon, night - I do not have to purchase these things with money.

21

No man is wise enough by himself.

20

Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.

18

Nothing is more wretched than the mind of a man conscious of guilt.

17

Every man, however wise, needs the advice of some sagacious friend in the affairs of life.

16

The greatest talents often lie buried out of sight.

15

Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things.

15

A patient mind is the best remedy for trouble.

15

If you speak insults you will hear them also.

15

I much prefer a compliment, even if insincere, to sincere criticism.

15

Conquered, we conquer.

14

Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment.

Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death, Yet men delay to obtain release from the world. Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising.

14

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.

13

Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability.

13

No guest is so welcome in a friend's house that he will not become a nuisance after three days.

13

If you are content, you have enough to live comfortably.

12

You will stir up the hornets. [Lat., Irritabis crabones.]

12

A contented mind is the best source for trouble.

11

There are occasions when it is undoubtedly better to incur loss than to make gain.

11

The poor man who enters into a partnership with one who is rich makes a risky venture.

11

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

11

Nothing is there more friendly to a man than a friend in need.

10

No one can be so welcome a guest that he will not annoy his host after three days.

9

Flying without feathers is not easy: my wings have no feathers.

9

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

9

I regard that man as lost, who has lost his sense of shame.

9

It is customary these days to ignore what should be done in favour of what pleases us.

8

This is the great fault of wine; it first trips up the feet: it is a cunning wrestler.

7

And one eye-witness weighs More than ten hear-fays. Seeing is believing, All the world o'er.

7

In everything the middle course is best: all things in excess bring trouble to men. [Lat., Modus omnibus in rebus, soror, optimum est habitu; Nimia omnia nimium exhibent negotium hominibus ex se.]

7

Drink, live like the Greeks, eat, gorge.

7

In everything the middle road is best.

6

Fortitude is a great help in distress.

6

For nobody is curious, who isn't malevolent.

6

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

5

Courage easily finds its own eloquence.

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