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I suspect that hunger was my mother. [Lat., Famem fuisse suspicor matrem mihi.]

Hunger Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Stichus (act II, 1, 1)

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They call me mad, while they are all mad themselves. [Lat., Hei mihi, insanire me ajunt, ultro cum ipsi insaniunt.]

Insanity Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Menoechmi (V, 2, 90)

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The stronger always succeeds. [Lat., Plus potest qui plus valet.]

Strength Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Truculentus (IV, 3, 30)

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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.]

Bells Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Trinummus (IV, 2, 162)

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You will stir up the hornets. [Lat., Irritabis crabones.]

Contention Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Amphitruo (act II, 2, 75)

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How often the highest talent lurks in obscurity. [Lat., Ut saepe summa ingenia in occulto latent!]

Obscurity Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Captivi (I, 2, 62)

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That man is worthless who knows how to receive a favor, but not how to return one. [Lat., Nam improbus est homo qui beneficium scit sumere et reddere nescit.]

Favors Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Persa (V, 1, 10)

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You love a nothing when you love an ingrate. [Lat., Nihil amas, cum ingratum amas.]

Ingratitude Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Persa (II, 2, 46)

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To love is human, it is also human to forgive. [Lat., Humanum amare est, humanum autem ignoscere est.]

Forgiveness Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Mercator (II, 2, 46)

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I trust no rich man who is officiously kind to a poor man. [Lat., Nemini credo, qui large blandus est dives pauperi.]

Wealth Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Aulularia (II, 2, 30)

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Enemies carry a report in form different from the original. [Lat., Nam inimici famam non ita ut nata est ferunt.]

Rumor Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Persa (III, 1, 23)

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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.]

Merit Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Amphitruo--Prologue (LXXVIII)

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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.]

Loss Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Trinummus (IV, 3, 43)

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If you strike the goads with your fists, your hands suffer most. [Lat., Si stimulos pugnis caedis manibus plus dolet.]

Suffering Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Truculentus (IV, 2, 54)

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He is of the race of the mushroom; he covers himself altogether with his head. [Lat., Fungino genere est; capite se totum tegit.]

Growth Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Trinummus (IV, 2, 9)

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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.]

Growth Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Trinummus (IV, r, 128)

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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.]

Jesting Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Amphitruo (III, 2, 39)

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He who seeks for gain, must be at some expense. [Lat., Necesse est facere sumptum, qui quaerit lucrum.]

Gain Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Asinaria (I, 3, 65)

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Flame is very near to smoke. [Lat., Flamma fumo est proxima.]

Fire Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Curculio (act I, 1, 53)

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He who would eat the kernel, must crack the shell. [Lat., Qui e nuce nucleum esse vult, frangat nucem.]

Necessity Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Curculio (I, 1, 55)

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I count him lost, who is lost to shame. [Lat., Nam ego illum periisse duco, cui quidem periit pudor.]

Shame Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Bacchides (III, 3, 80)

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Disgrace is immortal, and living even when one thinks it dead. [Lat., Hominum immortalis est infamia; Etiam tum vivit, cum esse credas mortuam.]

Disgrace Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Persa (III, 1, 27)

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I esteem death a trifle, if not caused by guilt. [Lat., Dum ne ob male facta peream, parvi aestimo.]

Guilt Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Captivi (III, 5, 24)

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Nothing is more wretched that the mind of a man conscious of guilt. [Lat., Nihil est miserius quam animus hominis conscius.]

Guilt Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Mostellaria (act III, 1, 13)

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Because those, who twit others with their faults, should look at home. [Lat., Quia, qui alterum incusat probi, eum ipsum se intueri oportet.]

Faults Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Truculentus (I, 2, 58)

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