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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)
    As the saying is, I have got a wolf by the ears. 1
          Phormio. Act iii. Sc. 2, 21. (506.)
    I bid him look into the lives of men as though into a mirror, and from others to take an example for himself.
          Adelphoe. Act iii. Sc. 3, 61. (415.)
    According as the man is, so must you humour him.
          Adelphoe. Act iii. Sc. 3, 77. (431.)
    It is a maxim of old that among themselves all things are common to friends. 2
          Adelphoe. Act v. Sc. 3, 18. (803.)
    What comes from this quarter, set it down as so much gain.
          Adelphoe. Act v. Sc. 3, 30. (816.)
    It is the common vice of all, in old age, to be too intent upon our interests. 3
          Adelphoe. Act v. Sc. 8, 30. (953.)
Cicero. (106 B.C.–43 B.C.)
    For as lack of adornment is said to become some women, so this subtle oration, though without embellishment, gives delight. 4
          De Oratore. 78.
    Thus in the beginning the world was so made that certain signs come before certain events. 5
          De Divinatione. i. 118.
    He is never less at leisure than when at leisure. 6
          De Officiis. iii. 1.
    While the sick man has life there is hope. 7
          Epistolarum ad Atticum. ix. 10, 4.
Note 1.
A proverbial expression, which, according to Suetonius, was frequently in the mouth of Tiberius Cæsar. [back]
Note 2.
All things are in common among friends.—Diogenes Laertius: Diogenes, vi. [back]
Note 3.
Cicero quotes this passage (Tusculan Questions, book iii.), and the maxim was a favourite one with the Stoic philosophers. [back]
Note 4.
See Thomson, Quotation 18. [back]
Note 5.
See Coleridge, Quotation 71. [back]
Note 6.
See Rogers, Quotation 7. [back]
Note 7.
See Gay, Quotation 19. [back]