25 Motivational Quintus Ennius Quotes on Success in Life

Quintus Ennius was a writer and poet who lived during the Roman Republic. He is often considered the father of Roman poetry. He was born in Rudiae, formerly a small town located near modern Lecce in the heel of Italy, and could speak Oscan as well as Latin and Greek. This motivational Quintus Ennius quotes will motivate you.

Best Quintus Ennius Quotes

  1. Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men. ~ Quintus Ennius
  2. No one regards what is before his feet; we all gaze at the stars. ~ Quintus Ennius
  3. The idle mind knows not what it wants. ~ Quintus Ennius
  4. “The wise man is wise in vain who cannot be wise to his own advantage.
    [Lat., Nequicquam sapere sapientem, qui ipse sibi prodesse non quiret.]” ~ Quintus Ennius
  5. He who civilly shows the way to one who has missed it is as one who has lighted another’s lamp from his own lamp; it none the less gives light to himself when it burns for the other. ~ Quintus Ennius
  6. A true friend is tested in adversity. ~ Quintus Ennius
  7. He hath freedom whoso beareth a clean and constant heart within. ~ Quintus Ennius
  8. He who has two languages has two souls. ~ Quintus Ennius
  9. The victor is not victorious if the vanquished does not consider himself so ~ Quintus Ennius
  10. A sure friend is known in unsure circumstances. ~ Quintus Ennius
  11. How can life be worth living, if devoid Of the calm trust reposed by a friend in a friend? What sweeter joy than in the kindred soul, Whose converse differs not from self-communion? ~ Quintus Ennius
  12. A true friend is distinguished in the crisis of hazard and necessity; when the gallantry of his aid may show the worth of his soul and the loyalty of his heart. ~ Quintus Ennius
  13. A true friend is a friend when in difficulty. ~ Quintus Ennius

  14. Whom men fear they hate, and whom they hate, they wish dead. ~ Quintus Ennius
  15. He whose wisdom cannot help him gets no good from being wise. ~ Quintus Ennius
  16. “One man by delay restored the state, for he preferred the public safety to idle report.
    [Lat., Unus homo nobis cunctando restituit rem,
    Non ponebat enim rumores ante salutem.]” ~ Quintus Ennius
  17. One man by delaying saved the state for us. ~ Quintus Ennius
  18. That is true liberty, which bears a pure and firm breast. ~ Quintus Ennius
  19. The ape, vilest of beasts, how like to us. ~ Quintus Ennius
  20. To open his lips is crime in a plain citizen. ~ Quintus Ennius
  21. One man restored our fortunes by delay. [By skilfully avoiding an engagement, Fabius exhausted the resources of the enemy.] ~ Quintus Ennius
  22. They hate whom they fear. ~ Quintus Ennius
  23. Don’t ask of your friends what you yourself can do. ~ Quintus Ennius
  24. Let no one pay me honor with tears, nor celebrate my funeral rites with weeping. ~ Quintus Ennius
  25. Here is he laid to whom for daring deed, nor friend nor foe could render worthy meed. ~ Quintus Ennius

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