Where there are friends there is wealth.

Plautus on wealth
48

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

Plautus on intention
22

No man is wise enough by himself.

Plautus on wisdom
17

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

Plautus on friends
13

A patient mind is the best remedy for trouble.

Plautus on patience
13

The greatest talents often lie buried out of sight.

Plautus on talent
13

Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability.

Plautus on wisdom
11

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

Plautus on friendship
10

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

Plautus on guests
9

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

Plautus on money
7

It is easy to rule over the good.

Plautus on government
5

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

Plautus on reality
5

About Plautus

Name Plautus
Quotes 45 quotations
Nationality Roman
Profession Playwright
Birthday October 16
About c. 254 - 184 BC
Top topics friends, friend, evil, life, trouble

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

Plautus on contentment
5

Ones oldest friend is the best.

Plautus on friends
5

Courage in danger is half the battle.

Plautus on bravery
5

One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word.

A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.

Plautus on console
5

Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.

Plautus on acquired
5

Laws are subordinate to custom.

Plautus on customs
3

What is thine is mine, and all mine is thine.

Plautus on friends
3

I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels.

Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.

Plautus on character
3

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

Plautus on alcoholalcoholism
3

He who seeks for gain, must be at some expense.

Plautus on seeks
3

Slander-mongers and those who listen to slander, if I had my way, would all be strung up, the talkers by the tongue, the listeners by the ears.

Plautus on insults
3

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

Plautus on friends
3

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

Plautus on business
3

It well becomes a young man to be modest.

Plautus on modest
3

For nobody is curious, who isn't malevolent.

Plautus on curious
2

The evil that we know is best.

Plautus on evil
2

He whom the Gods love dies young, while he is in health, has his senses and his judgments sound.

Plautus on death
2

One eye witness is better than ten hear sayers.

Plautus on gossip
2

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

Plautus on conscious
1

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

Plautus on money
1

Conquered, we conquer.

Plautus on conquer
1

To a well deserving person God will show favor. To an ill deserving person He will simply be just.

Plautus on kindness
1

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

Plautus on bravery
1

Keep what you have; the known evil is best.

Plautus on evil
0

A word to the wise is enough.

Plautus on wise
0

Bad conduct soils the finest ornament more than filth.

Plautus on bad
0

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

Plautus on badness
0

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.

Plautus on birthday
0

A contented mind is the best source for trouble.

Plautus on contented
0

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.

Plautus on alas
0

A mouse does not rely on just one hole.

Plautus on hole
0

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

Plautus on things
0

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

Plautus on patience
0