Latin quotes by Plautus

Plautus (259-184 BC), Roman Comedian

Titus MacciusPlautus

  1. Ad Amphitruo - The Host (Title of a book by Plautus)
  2. Amor et melle et felle est fecundissimus - Love is rich with both honey and venom (Titus Maccius Plautus - Cislellaria, 68)
  3. Animus aequus optimum est aerumnae condimentum - A fair intent is the best seasoning for disaster (Plautus, Rudens)
  4. Argentum accepti, dote imperium vendidi - I have accepted the money and for a dowry sold my freedom. (Plautus, Asinaria)
  5. Contumeliam si dices, audies - If you speak insults you will hear insults (Plautus - Pseudolus Act IV, 7)
  6. Flamma fumo est proxima - A flame is nearest to smoke (Plautus - Curculio, 53)
  7. Homo homini lupus - Man is a wolf to man (Plautus)
  8. Lupus est homo homini, non homo, quom qualis sit non novit - A man is a wolf, and not a man, to another man, for as long as he doesn't know what he is like (Plautus - Asinaria)
  9. Ne suarum se miseriarum in memoriam inducas - So you don't remind her of her misery (Plautus, Persa 643)
  10. Nihil est qui nihil amat - Nothing is, the one who nothing loves (Plautus, 'The Persian')
  11. Nihil opust nobis ancilla nisi quae texat quae molat - We do not need any slave, if not for weaving and grinding (Plautus - Mercator Actus I, 400)
  12. Nullus est tibi quem roges mutuum argentum - You have no one to borrow money from (Plautus - Pseudolus Comoediae IX -)
  13. Quem di diligunt, adolescens moritur - The ones who are loved by the gods die young (Plautus - Only the good die young)
  14. Saepe summa ingenia in occulto latent - The greatest talents often remain hidden (Titus Plautus Macio)

Total: 14

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