Publilius Syrus Quotes
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What is left when honor is lost?
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
Every vice has its excuse ready.
Don't keep your coals in a volcano.
Even a single hair casts its shadow.
A man gives twice who gives quickly.
Money alone sets the world in motion.
Each day is the scholar of yesterday.
Depend not on fortune, but on conduct.
When reason rules money is a blessing.
It is better to learn late than never.
Not every question deserves an answer.
A guilty conscience never feels secure.
Powerful indeed is the empire of habit.
Many receive advice, few profit from it.
In quarreling, the truth is always lost.
Practice is the best of all instructors.
Some remedies are worse than the disease.
Necessity knows no law except to conquer.
A cock has influence on his own dunghill.
To do two things at once is to do neither.
A beautiful face is a mute recommendation.
Confidence is the only bond of friendship.
No pleasure endures unseasoned by variety.
You cannot put the same shoe on every foot.
It is better to have a little than nothing.
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
In times of calamity, any rumor is believed.
Venus yields to caresses, not to compulsion.
How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
To accept a benefit is to sell one's freedom.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
It is only the ignorant who despise education.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Even when there is no law, there is conscience.
Do not turn back when you are just at the goal.
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
A wise man never refuses anything to necessity.
Any man can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
The next day is never as good as the day before.
A scar on the conscience is the same as a wound.
No man reaches a high position without boldness.
A gift in season is a double favor to the needy.
Agreement is made more precious by disagreement.
It is not every question that deserves an answer.
Anger always thinks it has power beyond its power.
When Gold argues the cause, eloquence is impotent.
A thing is worth whatever a buyer will pay for it.
Tears gratify a savage nature, they do not melt it.
Lovers know what they want, but not what they need.
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
You are eloquent enough if truth speaks through you.
We desire nothing so much as what we ought not have.
Everyone excels in something in which another fails.
A man's own character is the arbiter of his fortune.
How unhappy are those who cannot forgive themselves.
Fortune makes a fool of him whom she favors too much.
It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.
The future struggles that it may now become the past.
While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.
The judge is condemned when the criminal is acquitted.
Would you be known by everybody? Then you know nobody.
We may with advantage at times to forget what we know.
From the errors of others a wise man corrects his own.
Where destiny blunders, human prudence will not avail.
It is easy for men to talk one thing and think another.
Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.
Confession of our faults is the next thing to innocency.
A man's character is the arbiter of every man's fortune.
Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last.
It is well to learn caution by the misfortunes of others.
A friendship that can come to an end, never really began.
A man who lives only for himself is truly dead to others.
It is a very bad thing to become accustomed to good luck.
Speech is a mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so is he.
Speech is a mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so he is.
How happy the life unembarrassed by the cares of business!
It is a very hard undertaking to seek to please everybody.
You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot do by force.
Patience, when too often outraged, is converted to madness.
The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
Better use medicines at the outset than at the last moment.
It is his nature, not his standing, that makes the good man.
It matters not what you are thought to be, but what you are.
Keep the golden mean between saying too much and too little.
An agreeable companion on a journey is as good as a carriage.
The coward regards himself as cautious, the miser as thrifty.
Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest treasures.
There is no pain in the wound received in the moment of victory.
Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings.
It is no profit to have learned well, if you neglect to do well.
Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.
An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
Those who have existed only, and not lived, lack wisdom in old age.
They bid fair to grow wise who have discovered that they are not so.
A woman either loves or hates. There is no intermediate course with her.
Fortune is like glass — the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.
It is easier to increase in dignity than to acquire it in the first place.
There are some remedies worse than the disease, for I see that the cure is not worth the pain.
Do not despise the bottom rungs of the ladder in the ascent to greatness. It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.