Publilius Syrus

Publilius (less correctly Publius) Syrus, a Latin writer of maxims, flourished in the 1st century BC. He was an Assyrian who was brought as a slave to Italy, but by his wit and talent he won the favor of his master, who freed and educated him

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Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last.Rate it:
It is a very hard undertaking to seek to please everybody.Rate it:
Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.Rate it:
Do not turn back when you are just at the goal.Rate it:
It is not every question that deserves an answer.Rate it:
It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.Rate it:
Look to be treated by others as you have treated others.Rate it:
No man is happy who does not think himself so.Rate it:
No one knows what he can do till he tries.Rate it:
Pardon one offense, and you encourage the commission of many.Rate it:
While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.Rate it:
A fair exterior is a silent recommendation.Rate it:
Love's wounds can be healed only by the one who inflicts them.Rate it:
Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world.Rate it:
To do two things at once is to do neither.Rate it:
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.Rate it:
Speech is a mirror of the soul as a man speaks, so is he.Rate it:
If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.Rate it:
Nothing can be done at once hastily and prudently.Rate it:
A gift in season is a double favor to the needy.Rate it:
A good reputation is more valuable than money.Rate it:
A rolling stone gathers no moss.Rate it:
A suspicious mind always looks on the black side of things.Rate it:
Admonish thy friends in secret, praise them openly.Rate it:
An angry father is most cruel toward himself.Rate it:
An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.Rate it:
Any plan is bad which is incapable of modification.Rate it:
As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.Rate it:
Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.Rate it:
Debt is the slavery of the free.Rate it:
Depend not on fortune, but on conduct.Rate it:
Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.Rate it:
Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.Rate it:
For a good cause, wrongdoing is virtuous.Rate it:
Fortune is like glass--the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.Rate it:
Hares can gamble over the body of a dead lion.Rate it:
Hares can gambol over the body of a dead lion.Rate it:
He doubly benefits the needy who gives quickly.Rate it:
He who has lost honor can lose nothing more.Rate it:
He who lives in solitude may make his own laws.Rate it:
How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.Rate it:
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.Rate it:
If you refuse where you have always granted you invite to theft.Rate it:
In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth.Rate it:
It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.Rate it:
It is a consolation to the wretched to have companions in misery.Rate it:
It is better to learn late than never.Rate it:
It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.Rate it:
It is his nature, not his standing, that makes the good man.Rate it:
It is more tolerable to be refused than deceived.Rate it:
It is no profit to have learned well, if you neglect to do well.Rate it:
It is only the ignorant who despise education.Rate it:
Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.Rate it:
Many receive advice, few profit by it.Rate it:
Money alone sets all the world in motion.Rate it:
Necessity knows no law.Rate it:
Never find your delight in another's misfortune.Rate it:
Never promise more than you can perform.Rate it:
No one knows what he can do until he tries.Rate it:
No one should be judge in his own case.Rate it:
One is not exposed to danger who, even when in safety is always on their guard.Rate it:
Practice is the best of all instructors.Rate it:
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.Rate it:
Ready tears are a sign of treachery, not of grief.Rate it:
Speech is a mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so is he.Rate it:
The empire of custom is most mighty.Rate it:
The end always passes judgement on what has gone before.Rate it:
The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.Rate it:
The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.Rate it:
The gods never let us love and be wise at the same time.Rate it:
The happy man is not he who seems thus to others, but who seems thus to himself.Rate it:
The judge is condemned when the criminal is absolved.Rate it:
The loss which is unknown is no loss at all.Rate it:
The prompter the refusal, the less the disappointment.Rate it:
The wise man avoids evil by anticipating it.Rate it:
There are some remedies worse than the disease.Rate it:
There is no medicine to cure hatred.Rate it:
Tis foolish to fear what you cannot avoid.Rate it:
To confess a fault freely is the next thing to being innocent of it.Rate it:
To-day is the pupil of yesterday.Rate it:
Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.Rate it:
Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.Rate it:
We desire nothing so much as what we ought not to have.Rate it:
We must give lengthy deliberation to what has to be decided once and for all.Rate it:
We simply rob ourselves when we make presents to the dead.Rate it:
What is left when honor is lostRate it:
What is left when honor is lost?Rate it:
You should go to a pear tree for pears, not to an elm.Rate it:
You should hammer your iron when it is glowing hot.Rate it:
You should not live one way in private, another in public.Rate it:

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