Publilius Syrus Quotes

Who is Publilius Syrus?

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

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Best 49 Quotes by Publilius Syrus – Page 1 of 2

“A rolling stone gathers no moss.”

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

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

“Debt is the slavery of the free.”

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

“Each day is the scholar of yesterday.”

“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.”

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

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

“How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.”

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

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

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

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“In quarreling, the truth is always lost.”

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

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“Give me silence, water, hope
Give me struggle, iron, volcanoes.”

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

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

“It is better to learn late than never.”

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

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

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

“It is only the ignorant who despise education.”

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

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

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

“Never promise more than you can perform.”

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

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

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

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“I strive for perfection - I settle for satisfaction.”

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