Latin quotes by Terence

Terence (190-159 B.C.), Roman Comedian

Publius Terentius Afer

He was born in Carthage and was a slave. After earning his freedom he wrote six comedies adapted from the Greek: Phormio, Eunuchus, Andria, Heauton Timoroumenos (The Tormentor of Himself), Hecyra (Mother-in-law), and Adelphi (The Brothers) .

  1. Amantium irae amoris integratio est - The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love - (Terence - Andria III 6, 556)
  2. Amoris irae amoris integratio sunt - The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love (Terence)
  3. Fallacia alia aliam trudit - One deception brings another (Terence)
  4. Fortes fortuna adiuvat - Fortune favors the strong (Terence in Phormio and Virgil Aeneid)
  5. Frustra ubi totum desedi diem - I was sitting there in vain all day (Terence - Hecyra V, 3)
  6. Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto - I am human, nothing that is human is alien to me (Terence - Self Tormentor)
  7. Ipsa senectus morbus est - Old age itself is a disease (Terence - Phormio)
  8. Magnu conatu, magnas nugas - A great effort for great trifles (Terence - So much work for so little gain)
  9. Mulier malum necessarium - The woman is a necessary evil (Terence - Phormio)
  10. Ne laterum laves - Do not waste your bricks (Terence's catchphrase, which directly translates to "Do not waste your time")
  11. Nullum est iam dictum quod non dictum sit prius - Nothing has been said, that has not been said before (Terence)
  12. Proximus sum egomet mihi - Charity begins at home (Terence)
  13. Puri sermonis amator - Lover of pure and simple speach (said of Julius Caesar by Terence)
  14. Qui quae vult dicit quae non vult audiet - The who says what he wants, will hear what he does not want (Terence)
  15. Quot homines, tot sententiae - So many men, so many opinions (Terence)
  16. Sic sum, si placeo utere - That is the way I am, if you like it, use me (Terence - Phormio)
  17. Spem nemo emit - Nobody buys hope (Terence - You cannot buy it)
  18. Veritas odium parit - Truth begets hatred (Terence)

Total: 18


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