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PLAUTUS (TITUS MACCIUS PLAUTUS)
Roman dramatist
(254 BC - 184 BC)
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What is thine is mine, and all mine is thine.
  [Lat., Quod tuum'st meum'st; omne meum est autem tuum.]
      - Trinummus (II, 2, 47) [Friendship]

If you spend a thing you can not have it.
  [Lat., Non tibi illud apparere si sumas potest.]
      - Trinummus (II, 4, 12) [Possession]

"He wishes well" is worthless, unless the deed go with it.
  [Lat., Nequam illud verbum est, Bene vult, nisi qui benefacit.]
      - Trinummus (II, 4, 38) [Deeds]

If you have overcome your inclination and not been overcome by it, you have reason to rejoice.
  [Lat., Tu si animum vicisti potius quam animus te est quod gaudias.]
      - Trinummus (II, 9) [Will]

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.]
      - Trinummus (IV, 2, 162) [Bells]

He is of the race of the mushroom; he covers himself altogether with his head.
  [Lat., Fungino genere est; capite se totum tegit.]
      - Trinummus (IV, 2, 9) [Growth : Mushrooms]

What you lend is lost; when you ask for it back, you may find a friend made an enemy by your kindness. If you begin to press him further, you have the choice of two things--either to lose your loan or lose your friend.
  [Lat., Si quis mutuum quid dederit, sit pro proprio perditum;
    Cum repetas, inimicum amicum beneficio invenis tuo.
      Si mage exigere cupias, duarum rerum exoritur optio;
        Vel illud, quod credideris perdas, vel illum amicum, amiseris.]
      - Trinummus (IV, 3, 43) [Loss]

Besides that, when elsewhere the harvest of wheat is most abundant, there it comes up less by one-fourth than what you have sowed. There, methinks, it were a proper place for men to sow their wild oats, where they would not spring up.
  [Lat., Post id, frumenti quum alibi messis maxima'st
    Tribus tantis illi minus reddit, quam obseveris.
      Heu! istic oportet obseri mores malos,
        Si in obserendo possint interfieri.]
      - Trinummus (IV, r, 128) [Growth : Oats : Wheat]

Because those, who twit others with their faults, should look at home.
  [Lat., Quia, qui alterum incusat probi, eum ipsum se intueri oportet.]
      - Truculentus (I, 2, 58) [Faults]

A woman finds it much easier to do ill than well.
  [Lat., Mulieri nimio male facere melius est onus, quam bene.]
      - Truculentus (II, 5, 17) [Women]

One eye-witness is of more weight than ten hearsays. Those who hear, speak of shat they have heard; whose who see, know beyond mistake.
  [Lat., Pluris est oculatus testis unus, quam auriti decem.
    Qui audiunt, audita dicunt; qui vident, plane sciunt.]
      - Truculentus (II, 6, 8) [Eyes]

Man's fortune is usually changed at once; life is changeable.
  [Lat., Actutum fortunae solent mutarier; varia vita est.]
      - Truculentus (II, I, 9) [Fortune]

If you strike the goads with your fists, your hands suffer most.
  [Lat., Si stimulos pugnis caedis manibus plus dolet.]
      - Truculentus (IV, 2, 54) [Suffering]

The stronger always succeeds.
  [Lat., Plus potest qui plus valet.]
      - Truculentus (IV, 3, 30) [Strength]


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