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“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words. ”
“Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.”
“Let deeds match words.”
“Homo homini lupis est.”
“He means well' is useless unless he does well.”
“For nobody is curious, who isn't malevolent.”
“He whom the Gods love dies young.”
“No man is wise enough by himself.”
“Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.”
“After all, what is money apart from what it can buy?”
Plautus, The Pot of Gold and Other Plays
“est etiam, ubi profecto damnum præstet facere, quam lucrum - there are occasions when it is certainly better to lose than to gain”
“The Gods confound the man who first found out
How to distinguish the hours---confound him, too Who in this place set up a sundial
To cut and hack my days so wretchedly
Into small pieces
! . . . I can't (even sit down to eat) unless the sun gives leave. The town's so full of these confounded dials . . .”
“It is well for one to know more than he says”
“Ut saepe summa ingenia in occulto latent (How often the greatest talents are shrouded in obscurity)”
“GRU. O riddle for the executioner [4], as I guess it will turn out; they'll be so pinking you with goads, as you carry your gibbet [5] along the streets one day, as soon as ever the old gentleman returns here.”
Plautus, The Captivi and the Mostellaria

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