Quotations by Terence

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Born: Sunday, December 31, 1899
Profession: Writer
Nationality: Roman


Children should be led into the right paths, not by severity, but by persuasion.
- Terence
(Keywords: Children, Persuasion, Right)

Extreme law is often extreme injustice.
- Terence
(Keywords: Extreme, Injustice, Law)

For you to ask advice on the rules of love is no better than to ask advice on the rules of madness.
- Terence
(Keywords: Love, Advice, Madness, Rules)

Fortune favors the brave.
- Terence
(Keywords: Favors, Fortune)

He makes a great mistake... who supposes that authority is firmer or better established when it is founded by force than that which is welded by affection.
- Terence
(Keywords: Mistake, Affection, Authority, Force)

How often things occur by mere chance which we dared not even hope for.
- Terence
(Keywords: Hope, Chance)

How unfair the fate which ordains that those who have the least should be always adding to the treasury of the wealthy.
- Terence
(Keywords: Fate)

Human nature is so constituted, that all see and judge better in the affairs of other men than in their own.
- Terence
(Keywords: Men, Nature, Human nature)

I am a human being; nothing human can be alien to me.
- Terence
(Keywords: Being, Nothing)

I am a man, and whatever concerns humanity is of interest to me.
- Terence
(Keywords: Humanity, Interest)

I am human and let nothing human be alien to me.
- Terence
(Keywords: Nothing)

I do not give money for just mere hopes.
- Terence
(Keywords: Money)

I hold this as a rule of life: too much of anything is bad.
- Terence

I take it to be a principle rule of life, not to be too much addicted to any one thing.
- Terence
(Keywords: Life)

In fact nothing is said that has not been said before.
- Terence
(Keywords: Fact, Nothing)

Lovers quarrels are the renewal of love.
- Terence
(Keywords: Love, Lovers, Quarrels)

Many a time from a bad beginning great friendships have sprung up.
- Terence
(Keywords: Time, Beginning)

Moderation in all things.
- Terence
(Keywords: Moderation)

Nothing is said that has not been said before.
- Terence
(Keywords: Nothing)

Nowadays those are rewarded who make right appear wrong.
- Terence
(Keywords: Right, Wrong)

Of my friends I am the only one left.
- Terence
(Keywords: Friends)

Perhaps believing in good design is like believing in God, it makes you an optimist.
- Terence
(Keywords: Design, God)

Riches get their value from the mind of the possessor; they are blessings to those who know how to use them, and curses to those who do not.
- Terence
(Keywords: Blessings, Mind, Value)

She ne'er was really charming till she died.
- Terence

So many men, so many opinions.
- Terence
(Keywords: Men, Opinions)

The anger of lovers renews their love.
- Terence
(Keywords: Anger, Love, Lovers)

Their silence is praise enough.
- Terence
(Keywords: Praise, Silence)

There is a demand in these days for men who can make wrong appear right.
- Terence
(Keywords: Men, Right, Wrong)

They are so knowing, that they know nothing.
- Terence
(Keywords: Nothing)

They who love dancing too much seem to have more brains in their feet than in their head.
- Terence
(Keywords: Love, Dancing, Feet)

This I consider to be a valuable principle in life: Do no thing in excess.
- Terence
(Keywords: Excess)

To touch a sore is to renew one's grief.
- Terence
(Keywords: Grief)

Too much liberty corrupts us all.
- Terence
(Keywords: Liberty)

We are all of us the worse for too much liberty.
- Terence
(Keywords: Liberty)

What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense.
- Terence
(Keywords: Common sense)

What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!
- Terence
(Keywords: Fathers, Judges)

Where there's life, there's hope.
- Terence
(Keywords: Life, Hope)

While the mind is in doubt it is driven this way and that by a slight impulse.
- Terence
(Keywords: Doubt, Mind)

You believe that easily which you hope for earnestly.
- Terence
(Keywords: Hope)

You can take a chance with any man who pays his bills on time.
- Terence
(Keywords: Time, Chance, Man)

You're a wise person if you can easily direct your attention to what ever needs it.
- Terence
(Keywords: Attention, Needs)







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