Who is Publilius Syrus?

Publilius Syrus was a Syrian slave who became a Latin writer.

Books by Publilius Syrus

Quotes by Publilius Syrus

“A rolling stone gathers no moss.”

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“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.”

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“As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.”

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“Debt is the slavery of the free.”

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“Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.”

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“Each day is the scholar of yesterday.”

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

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“Fortune is like glass – the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.”

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“From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.”

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“He whom many fear, has himself many to fear.”

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“How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.”

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“I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.”

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“If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.”

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“In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth.”

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“In quarreling, the truth is always lost.”

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“It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.”

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“It is a fraud to borrow what we are unable to pay.”

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“It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others.”

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“It is better to learn late than never.”

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

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“It is more tolerable to be refused than deceived.”

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

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“It is only the ignorant who despise education.”

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“It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.”

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

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“Love’s wounds can be healed only by the one who inflicts them.”

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“Never promise more than you can perform.”

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“Never thrust your own sickle into another’s corn.”

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“No man is happy unless he believes he is.”

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“No one knows what he can do till he tries.”

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“Pain forces even the innocent to lie.”

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

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“Practice is the best of all instructors.”

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“Ready tears are a sign of treachery, not of grief.”

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“Reprove your friends in secret, praise them openly.”

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“Speech is a mirror of the soul: As a man speaks, so is he.”

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“Take care that no one hates you justly.”

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“The coward regards himself as cautious, the miser as thrifty.”

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“The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.”

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“There are men steady and wise whose body, words and mind are self-controlled. They are the men of supreme self-control.”

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“To do two things at once is to do neither.”

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“Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.”

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“Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.”

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“While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.”

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“You are in a pitiable condition if you have to conceal what you wish to tell.”

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“You should go to a pear tree for pears, not to an elm.”

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“You should not live one way in private, another in public.”

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