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PLAUTUS (TITUS MACCIUS PLAUTUS)
Roman dramatist
(254 BC - 184 BC)
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Plautus has prepared himself for a life beyond the grave; the comic stage deserted weeps; laughter also and jest and joke; and poetic and prosaic will bewail his loss together.
  [Lat., Postquam est mortem aptus Plautus: comoedia luget
    Scena deserta, dein risus ludus jocusque
      Et numeri innumeri simul omnes collacrumarunt.]
      - epitaph of Plautus , by himself [Epitaphs]

Remind a man of what he remembers, and you will make him forget it.
      - [Proverbs]

Riches, rightly used, breed delight.
      - [Riches]

Snail pace.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

Tattletales, and those who listen to their slander, by my good will, should all be hanged. The former by their tongues, the latter by their ears.
  [Lat., Homines qui gestant, quique auscultant crimina, si meo arbitratu liceat, omnes pendeant gestores linguis, auditores auribus.]
      - [Gossip]

That least pleases us which is most urged on us.
      - [Proverbs]

That which you know, know not; and that which you see, see not.
      - [Proverbs]

That wife is an enemy to her husband who is given in marriage against her will.
      - [Proverbs]

The bragging soldier.
  [Lat., Miles gloriosus.]
      - the title of a comedy [Soldiers]

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.
      - [Calumny]

The prudent man really frames his own fortunes for himself.
      - [Fortune]

The sea is certainly common to all.
      - [Sea]

There are games in which it is better to lose than win.
      - [Proverbs]

There is nothing more friendly than a friend in need.
  [Lat., Nihil homini amico est opportuno amicius.]
      - [Friends : Necessity]

Things unhoped for happen oftener than things we desire.
      - [Luck]

Things which you don't hope happen more frequently than things which you do hope.
      - [Hope]

Those men who carry about and who listen to accusations, should all be hanged, if so it could be at my decision--the carriers by their tongues, the listeners by their ears.
      - [Slander]

Thou my star at the stars are gazing
  Would I were heaven that I might behold thee with many eyes.
      - From "Greek Anthology" [Eyes]

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.
      - [Proverbs]

To make any gain some outlay is necessary.
      - [Proverbs]

To rise to a higher position.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To snatch the worm from the trap.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

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

To waste one's breath; to pump into a sieve.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

Unexpected results are the rule rather than the exception.
      - [Proverbs]


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