Quotations The Best Plautus Quotes  

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A list of the best Plautus quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Plautus quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Plautus quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Plautus should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Plautus quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Plautus quotes?" and "What is the most famous Plautus quote?"

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Where there are friends there is wealth. Plautus

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Laws are subordinate to custom. Plautus

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The greatest talents often lie buried out of sight. Plautus

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No man is wise enough by himself. Plautus

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One eye witness is better than ten hear sayers. Plautus

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

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Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability. Plautus

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Ones oldest friend is the best. Plautus

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michaelj72 added You will stir up the hornets.

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I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within. Plautus

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

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

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michaelj72 added Patience, then, is the best remedy against affliction.

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michaelj72 added It is a bitter disappointment when you have sown benefits, to reap injuries.

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michaelj72 added Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.

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michaelj72 added Flame is very near to smoke.

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michaelj72 added Good merchandise, even hidden, soon finds buyers.

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

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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

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It is easy to rule over the good. Plautus

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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

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

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Courage in danger is half the battle. Plautus

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

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

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

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michaelj72 added 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.

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

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

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michaelj72 added The acquisition of riches has been to many not an end to their miseries, but a change in them: The fault is not in the riches, but the disposition.

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