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PLAUTUS (TITUS MACCIUS PLAUTUS)
Roman dramatist
(254 BC - 184 BC)
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How often we see the greatest genius buried in obscurity!
      - [Genius]

I am undone! I have smashed the waggon. [I have ruined all.]
      - [Proverbs]

If you have a sword, we have a toasting-fork at home.
      - [Proverbs]

If you lend a person any money, it becomes lost for any purpose as one's own. When you ask for it back again, you may find a friend made an enemy by your kindness. If you begin to press still further, either you must part with that which you have intrusted, or else you must lose that friend.
      - [Borrowing]

If you say hard things you must expect to hear them in return.
      - [Proverbs]

If you squander on a holyday, you will want on a workday unless you have been sparing.
      - [Proverbs]

In grasping at uncertainties we lost that which is certain.
      - [Proverbs]

In misfortune if you cultivate a cheerful disposition you will reap the advantage of it.
      - [Proverbs]

It is best to know the worst at once.
      - [Proverbs]

It is difficult to fly without wings.
      - [Proverbs]

It is difficult to whistle and drink at the same time.
      - [Proverbs]

It is far easier to begin a task than to finish it.
      - [Proverbs]

It is not fair to treat as serious that which is only said in joke.
      - [Proverbs]

It is not without a purpose when a rich man greets a poor one with kindness.
      - [Proverbs]

It is sheer folly to take unwilling hounds to the chase.
      - [Proverbs]

It is the nature of the unfortunate to be spiteful, and to envy those who are well to do.
      - [Proverbs]

It's a wretched business
  To be digging a well
    Just as thirst is overcoming you.
      [Lat., Miserum est opus,
        Igitur demum fodere puteum,
          Ubi sitis fauces tenet.]
      - [Thirst : Water]

Know this, that troubles come swifter than the things we desire.
      - [Trouble]

Leave not a sword in the hand of an idiot.
      - [Proverbs]

Let a man who wants to find abundance of employment procure a woman and a ship: for no two things do produce more trouble if you begin to equip them; neither are these two things ever equipped enough.
      - [Trouble]

Let not your expenditure exceed your income.
      - [Proverbs]

Little do you know what a gloriously uncertain thing law is.
      - [Proverbs]

Modesty should accompany youth.
      - [Proverbs]

Nothing is more acceptable to a man, than a friend in time of need.
      - [Proverbs]

One eye-witness is better than ten hearsays.
      - [Proverbs]


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