Publilius Syrus Quotes

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What is left when honor is lost?
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A rolling stone gathers no moss.
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Every vice has its excuse ready.

vice

Don't keep your coals in a volcano.
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Even a single hair casts its shadow.
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A man gives twice who gives quickly.
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Money alone sets the world in motion.
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Each day is the scholar of yesterday.
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Depend not on fortune, but on conduct.
— Publilius Syrus
When reason rules money is a blessing.
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It is better to learn late than never.
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Not every question deserves an answer.
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asking questions

A guilty conscience never feels secure.
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Powerful indeed is the empire of habit.

habit

Many receive advice, few profit from it.
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In quarreling, the truth is always lost.

arguments quarrels

Practice is the best of all instructors.
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Some remedies are worse than the disease.
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medicine

Necessity knows no law except to conquer.
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A cock has influence on his own dunghill.
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To do two things at once is to do neither.
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A beautiful face is a mute recommendation.

beauty

Confidence is the only bond of friendship.
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No pleasure endures unseasoned by variety.

pleasure variety

You cannot put the same shoe on every foot.
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It is better to have a little than nothing.
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No one knows what he can do until he tries.
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effort

In times of calamity, any rumor is believed.
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crisis

Venus yields to caresses, not to compulsion.
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How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
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forgiveness

To accept a benefit is to sell one's freedom.
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Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
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adversity leadership

It is only the ignorant who despise education.
— Publilius Syrus
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
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Even when there is no law, there is conscience.
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conscience

Do not turn back when you are just at the goal.
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Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
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A wise man never refuses anything to necessity.
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Any man can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
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The next day is never as good as the day before.
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A scar on the conscience is the same as a wound.
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No man reaches a high position without boldness.
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A gift in season is a double favor to the needy.
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Agreement is made more precious by disagreement.

disagreement

It is not every question that deserves an answer.
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Anger always thinks it has power beyond its power.
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anger

When Gold argues the cause, eloquence is impotent.

cause eloquence gold

A thing is worth whatever a buyer will pay for it.
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value

Tears gratify a savage nature, they do not melt it.

tears

Lovers know what they want, but not what they need.
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I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
— Publilius Syrus

holding your tongue

You are eloquent enough if truth speaks through you.

eloquence

We desire nothing so much as what we ought not have.
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Everyone excels in something in which another fails.
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A man's own character is the arbiter of his fortune.
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How unhappy are those who cannot forgive themselves.
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Fortune makes a fool of him whom she favors too much.
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It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.

excellence maturity

The future struggles that it may now become the past.
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While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.
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The judge is condemned when the criminal is acquitted.
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Would you be known by everybody? Then you know nobody.
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We may with advantage at times to forget what we know.
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From the errors of others a wise man corrects his own.
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Where destiny blunders, human prudence will not avail.
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It is easy for men to talk one thing and think another.
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Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.
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Confession of our faults is the next thing to innocency.
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A man's character is the arbiter of every man's fortune.
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Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last.
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It is well to learn caution by the misfortunes of others.
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A friendship that can come to an end, never really began.
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A man who lives only for himself is truly dead to others.
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It is a very bad thing to become accustomed to good luck.
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luck

Speech is a mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so is he.

speech

Speech is a mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so he is.
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How happy the life unembarrassed by the cares of business!
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It is a very hard undertaking to seek to please everybody.
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You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot do by force.
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Patience, when too often outraged, is converted to madness.

patience

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
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Better use medicines at the outset than at the last moment.
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It is his nature, not his standing, that makes the good man.
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It matters not what you are thought to be, but what you are.
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Keep the golden mean between saying too much and too little.
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An agreeable companion on a journey is as good as a carriage.
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The coward regards himself as cautious, the miser as thrifty.

cowardice self-deception

Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest treasures.
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There is no pain in the wound received in the moment of victory.

victory

Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings.
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It is no profit to have learned well, if you neglect to do well.
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Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.

calamity

An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
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anger

Those who have existed only, and not lived, lack wisdom in old age.
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They bid fair to grow wise who have discovered that they are not so.
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A woman either loves or hates. There is no intermediate course with her.
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Fortune is like glass — the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.
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It is easier to increase in dignity than to acquire it in the first place.

dignity

There are some remedies worse than the disease, for I see that the cure is not worth the pain.
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Do not despise the bottom rungs of the ladder in the ascent to greatness. It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.