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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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Terence. (c. 185 or c. 195– B.C.) (continued)
    That saying which I hear commonly repeated,—that time assuages sorrow.
          Heautontimoroumenos. Act iii. Sc. 1, 12. (421.)
    Really, you have seen the old age of an eagle, 1 as the saying is.
          Heautontimoroumenos. Act iii. Sc. 2, 9. (520.)
    Many a time a man cannot be such as he would be, if circumstances do not admit of it.
          Heautontimoroumenos. Act iv. Sc. 1, 53. (666.)
    Nothing is so difficult but that it may be found out by seeking.
          Heautontimoroumenos. Act iv. Sc. 2, 8. (675.)
    What now if the sky were to fall? 2
          Heautontimoroumenos. Act iv. Sc. 3, 41. (719.)
    Rigorous law is often rigorous injustice. 3
          Heautontimoroumenos. Act iv. Sc. 5, 48. (796.)
    There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it with reluctance.
          Heautontimoroumenos. Act iv. Sc. 6, 1. (805.)
    How many things, both just and unjust, are sanctioned by custom!
          Heautontimoroumenos. Act iv. Sc. 7, 11. (839.)
    Fortune helps the brave. 4
          Phormio. Act i. Sc. 4, 25. (203.)
    It is the duty of all persons, when affairs are the most prosperous, 5 then in especial to reflect within themselves in what way they are to endure adversity.
          Phormio. Act ii. Sc. 1, 11. (241.)
    As many men, so many minds; every one his own way.
          Phormio. Act ii. Sc. 4, 14. (454.)
Note 1.
This was a proverbial expression, signifying a hale and vigorous old age. [back]
Note 2.
See Heywood, Quotation 23.

Some ambassadors from the Celtæ, being asked by Alexander what in the world they dreaded most, answered, that they feared lest the sky should fall upon them.—Arrianus: lib. i. 4. [back]
Note 3.
Extreme law, extreme injustice, is now become a stale proverb in discourse.—Cicero: De Officiis, i. 33.

Une extrême justice est souvent une injure (Extreme justice is often injustice.—Racine: Frères Ennemies, act iv. sc. 3.

Mais l’extrême justice est une extrême injure.—Francis M. Voltaire: Oedipus, act iii. sc. 3. [back]
Note 4.
Pliny the Younger says (book vi. letter xvi.) that Pliny the Elder said this during the eruption of Vesuvius: “Fortune favours the brave.” [back]
Note 5.
Cicero: Tusculan Questions, book iii. 30. [back]