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"Publius Terentius Afer", better known in English language/English as "Terence" (), was a playwright of the Roman Republic, of North African descent. His comedies were performed for the first time around 170–160 BC. Terentius Lucanus, a Roman Roman Senate/senator, brought Terence to Rome as a slave, educated him and later on, impressed by his abilities, manumission/freed him. Terence apparently died young, probably in Greece or on his way back to Rome. All of the six plays Terence wrote have survived.

One famous quotation by Terence reads: "Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto", or "I am a human being, I consider nothing that is human alien to me." This appeared in his play Heauton Timorumenos.

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The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love.

For you to ask advice on the rules of love is no better than to ask advice on the rules of madness.

What is done let us leave alone.

I have everything, yet have nothing; and although I possess nothing, still of nothing am I in want.

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

Moderation in all things.

Fortune helps the brave.

So many men so many questions. (Quot Homines Tot Sententiae).

I am a man, and whatever concerns humanity is of interest to me.

Too much liberty corrupts us all.

So many men, so many opinions.

There is a demand in these days for men who can make wrong appear right.

Their silence is sufficient praise.

For nowaday deference gets you friends, honesty gets you hated.

Charity begins at home.

I am a man: I hold that nothing human is alien to me.

Many a time from a bad beginning great friendships have sprung up.

Extreme law is often extreme injustice.

Nothing is said that has not been said before.

I bid him look into the lives of men as though into a mirror, and from others to take an example for himself.

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.

You believe that easily which you hope for earnestly.

That is true wisdom, to know how to alter one's mind when occasion demands it.