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Terence Quotes


Publius Terentius Afer was a playwright of the Roman Republic.
(184 BC - 159 BC)

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A bad heart, bad designs.
 

A word to the wise is sufficient.
 

Abundance changes the value of things.
[Abundance]
 

All men have more consideration for themselves than for others.
 

All men wear a disguised habit.
 

All persons as they become less prosperous, are the more suspicious. They take everything as an affront; and from their conscious weakness, presume that they are neglected.
 

All these inconveniences are incidents to love: reproaches, jealousies, quarrels, reconcilements, war, and then peace.
 

And he makes a great mistake, in my opinion at least, who supposes that authority is firmer or better established when it is founded by force than that which is welded by affection.
 

As each one wishes his children to be, so they are.
 

As God loves me, I know not where I am.
 

As many men, so many opinions.
 

As we can, according to the old saying, when we can not, as we would.
 

As you can not do what you wish, you should wish what you can do.
[Wish]
 

By great efforts obtain great trifles.
 

By too much knowledge they bring it about that they know nothing.
 

Charity begins at home.
 

Children should be led into the right paths, not by severity, but by persuasion.
 

Deception follows on the heels of deception.
 

Do not do what is already done.
 

Do you fear to trust the word of a man, whose honesty you have seen in business?
 


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