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Statius Caecilius
(220 B.C. - 167 B.C.)

Roman poet and playwright who wrote comic plays, of which the titles of forty-two remain. These are known by about three hundred (partly incomplete) lines quoted in later writers.

Science Quotes by Statius Caecilius (5 quotes)

Grant us a brief delay; impulse in everything is but a worthless servant.
— Statius Caecilius
From the original Latin, “Da spatium tenuemque moram; male cuncta ministrat Impetus,” in Thebais, X, 704. As translated in Thomas Benfield Harbottle, Dictionary of Quotations (Classical) (1897), 40.
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He plants trees to benefit another generation.
— Statius Caecilius
From the original Latin, “Serit arbores quae alteri saeclo prosint,” from Synephebi, as quoted in 'Cicero on Old Age', Cicero’s Three Books Of Offices, Or Moral Duties: Also His Cato Major, an Essay on Old Age (1856), 227. Marcus Tullius Cicero - 1856 - ‎Read - ‎More editions But they also take pains in those matters, which they know do not at all concern themselves. " He plants trees to benefit another generation," as our friend Statius§ says in his .
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He who does not believe that God is above all is either a fool or has no experience of life.
— Statius Caecilius
From the original Latin, “Deum qui non summum putet, Aut stultum aut rerum esse imperitum existumem,” in Incert. Fragment XV. As translated in Thomas Benfield Harbottle, Dictionary of Quotations (Classical) (1897), 44.
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Man is a god to his fellow-man, if he know his duty.
— Statius Caecilius
From the original Latin, “Homo homini deus est, si suum officium sciat,” in Fragment XVI. As translated in Thomas Benfield Harbottle, Dictionary of Quotations (Classical) (1897), 44.
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Wisdom oft lurks beneath a tattered coat.
— Statius Caecilius
From the original Latin, “Saepe est etiam sub palliolo sordido sapientia,” in Fabulae Incertae, Fragment XVIII, (II). As translated in Thomas Benfield Harbottle, Dictionary of Quotations (Classical) (1897), 256.
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