Plautus (circa 254 – 184 B.C.E.) was a Roman playwright. Nothing is known for certain about his life, but it is believed he may have been born in a small town in northern Italy. His comedies, mostly adapted from Greek models to appeal to Roman audiences, are the earliest surviving complete works of Latin literature. The twenty complete plays and various fragments left by Plautus remain a significant contribution to literature, drama, and the history of contemporary Roman society.
Quotes by Plautus…
The bell never rings of itself; unless someone handles or moves it, it is silent.
A good disposition I far prefer to gold, for gold is the gift of fortune, while goodness of disposition is the gift of nature. I prefer much rather to be called good than fortunate.
It is wretched business to be digging a well just as thirst is conquering you.
Where there is honey, there are bees.
Each man reaps on his own farm.
Do you never look at yourself when you criticize another person?
Know not what you know.
Why not, then, take steps to be free?