Publilius Syrus Quotes
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A rolling stone gathers no moss.
Every vice has its excuse ready.
What is left when honor is lost?
Don't keep your coals in a volcano.
A man gives twice who gives quickly.
Even a single hair casts its shadow.
Money alone sets the world in motion.
Each day is the scholar of yesterday.
Depend not on fortune, but on conduct.
Not every question deserves an answer.
It is better to learn late than never.
When reason rules money is a blessing.
Powerful indeed is the empire of habit.
A guilty conscience never feels secure.
Practice is the best of all instructors.
Many receive advice, few profit from it.
In quarreling, the truth is always lost.
A cock has influence on his own dunghill.
Some remedies are worse than the disease.
Necessity knows no law except to conquer.
No pleasure endures unseasoned by variety.
To do two things at once is to do neither.
Confidence is the only bond of friendship.
A beautiful face is a mute recommendation.
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.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
It is only the ignorant who despise education.
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
Do not turn back when you are just at the goal.
Even when there is no law, there is conscience.
Any man can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
A wise man never refuses anything to necessity.
Agreement is made more precious by disagreement.
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.
The next day is never as good as the day before.
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.
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
Lovers know what they want, but not what they need.
A man's own character is the arbiter of his fortune.
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.
How unhappy are those who cannot forgive themselves.
The future struggles that it may now become the past.
Fortune makes a fool of him whom she favors too much.
It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.
Where destiny blunders, human prudence will not avail.
From the errors of others a wise man corrects his own.
Would you be known by everybody? Then you know nobody.
The judge is condemned when the criminal is acquitted.
While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.
We may with advantage at times to forget what we know.
It is easy for men to talk one thing and think another.
Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.
Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last.
Confession of our faults is the next thing to innocency.
A man's character is the arbiter of every man's fortune.
It is a very bad thing to become accustomed to good luck.
A friendship that can come to an end, never really began.
It is well to learn caution by the misfortunes of others.
A man who lives only for himself is truly dead to others.
How happy the life unembarrassed by the cares of business!
It is a very hard undertaking to seek to please everybody.
Speech is a mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so he is.
Better use medicines at the outset than at the last moment.
You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot do by force.
The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
Patience, when too often outraged, is converted to madness.
It is his nature, not his standing, that makes the good man.
Keep the golden mean between saying too much and too little.
It matters not what you are thought to be, but what you are.
The coward regards himself as cautious, the miser as thrifty.
An agreeable companion on a journey is as good as a carriage.
Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest treasures.
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.
There is no pain in the wound received in the moment of victory.
An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.
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.
Speech is a mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so is he.