• XAIPE! And welcome to the Classical Platitudes Test. A platitude is a commonplace thought or remark, sometimes called a truism. Or, as I like to say, the wisdom of a million fools in the diction of a dullard. A popular example might be Virgil's Fortune favors the bold.

    All platitudes on this test stem from original Classical quotations that have been adopted by the vulgar masses. No knowledge of Ancient Greek or Latin is necessary (but you get coolness points from me if you have a reading knowledge of either). This is a very brief test; when you're done, please give it a rating.