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Vulgarity of manners defiles fine garments more than mud.
We can more easily endure that which shames than that which vexes us.
We only appreciate the comforts of life in their loss.
When you ask for it back again, you find a friend made an enemy by your own kindness. If yon begin to press still further--either you must part with that which you have entrusted, or else you must lose that friend.
Wine is a cunning wrestler.
- [Wine and Spirits]
You drown him by your talk.
You have eaten a meal dangerously seasoned. [You have laid up a grief in store for yourself.]
You needn't remind me of that.
You will not be a chip the richer.
Virtue is the highest reward. Virtue truly goes before all things. Liberty, safety, life, property, parents, country, and children are protected and preserved. Virtue has all things in herself; he who has virtue has all things that are good attending him.
[Lat., Virtus praemium est optimum.
Virtus omnibus rebus anteit profecto.
Libertas, salus, vita, res, parentes,
Patria et prognati tutantur, servantur;
Virtus omnia in se habet; omnia assunt bona, quem penes est vertus.]
- Amphitruo (act II, 2, 17) [Virtue]
You will stir up the hornets.
[Lat., Irritabis crabones.]
- Amphitruo (act II, 2, 75) [Contention]
If anything is spoken in jest, it is not fair to turn it to earnest.
[Lat., Si quid dictum est per jocum,
Non aequum est id te serio praevortier.]
- Amphitruo (III, 2, 39) [Jesting]
We should try to succeed by merit, not by favor. He who does well will always have patrons enough.
[Lat., Virtute ambire oportet, non favitoribus.
Sat habet favitorum semper, qui recte facit.]
- Amphitruo--Prologue (LXXVIII) [Merit]
I have taken a wife, I have sold my sovereignty for a dowry.
[Lat., Uxorem accepi, dote imperium vendidi.]
- Asinaria (act I, sc. 1) [Wives]
Smooth words in place of gifts.
[Lat., Dicta docta pro datis.]
- Asinaria (act III) [Gifts]
He who seeks for gain, must be at some expense.
[Lat., Necesse est facere sumptum, qui quaerit lucrum.]
- Asinaria (I, 3, 65) [Gain]
Man is a wolf to man.
[Lat., Homo homini lupus.]
- Asinaria (II, 4, 88) [Man]
Modesty becomes a young man.
[Lat., Adolescentem verecundum esse decet.]
- Asinaria (V, 1, 8) [Modesty]
Feast to-day makes fast to-morrow.
[Lat., Festo die si quid prodegeris,
Profesto egere liceat nisi peperceris.]
- Aulularia [Eating]
In one had he bears a stone, with the other offers bread.
[Lat., Altera manu fert lapidem, panem ostentat altera.]
- Aulularia (act II, 2, 18) [Gifts]
I know that we women are all justly accounted praters; they say in the present day that there never was in any age such a wonder to be found as a dumb woman.
[Lat., Nam multum loquaces merito omnes habemus,
Nec mutam profecto repertam ullam esse
Hodie dicunt mulierem ullo in seculo.]
- Aulularia (II, 1, 5) [Women]
If you are content, you have enough to live comfortably.
[Lat., Si animus est aequus tibi satis habes, qui bene vitam colas.]
- Aulularia (II, 2, 10) [Contentment]
He carries a stone in one hand, and offers bread with the other.
[Lat., Altera manu fert lapidem, altera panem ostentat.]
- Aulularia (II, 2, 18) [Deceit : Proverbs]
I trust no rich man who is officiously kind to a poor man.
[Lat., Nemini credo, qui large blandus est dives pauperi.]
- Aulularia (II, 2, 30) [Wealth]
He whom the gods favor dies in youth.
- Bacchides (act 4, sc. 7, l. 18) [Death]
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