Publilius Syrus Quotes

Who is Publilius Syrus?

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

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“A rolling stone gathers no moss.”

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

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

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

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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 only the ignorant who despise education.”

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“People go but how they left always stays.”

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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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“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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“Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all.”


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