Terence Quotes (140 quotes)
“Wisdom consists not in seeing what is directly before us, but in discerning those things which may come to pass.”
In Latin: "Isthuc est sapere non quod ante pedes modo est Videre, sed etiam ilia ques futura sunt Prospicere" - A Dictionary of Quotations from Various Authors in Ancient and Modern Languages, with English Translations (Whittaker, Treacher, & Company, 1831) edited by Hugh Moore, p. 172
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Bio: Publius Terentius Afer, better known in 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 senator, brought Terence to Rome as a slave, educated him and later on, impressed by his abilities, freed him.
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