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Publilius Syrus

Publilius Syrus a Latin writer of mimes, flourished in the 1st century BC. He was a native of Assyria ( Northern Iraq) and Assyrian by race, he was brought as a slave to Italy, but by his wit and talent he won the favour of his master, who freed and educated him.
Found 118 thoughts of Publilius Syrus

Depend not on fortune, but on conduct.

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Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.

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Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last.

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It is more tolerable to be refused than deceived.

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It is a very hard undertaking to seek to please everybody.

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A fair exterior is a silent recommendation.

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Many receive advice, few profit by it.

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Hares can gambol over the body of a dead lion.

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The end always passes judgement on what has gone before.

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Pardon one offense, and you encourage the commission of many.

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Money alone sets all the world in motion.

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Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.

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Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.

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No one should be judge in his own case.

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Never promise more than you can perform.

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Do not turn back when you are just at the goal.

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A gift in season is a double favor to the needy.

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How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.

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There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

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It is better to learn late than never.

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It is no profit to have learned well, if you neglect to do well.

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Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.

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Speech is a mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so is he.

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The wise man avoids evil by anticipating it.

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It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.

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