Authors - Publilius Syrus
Publilius Syrus, a Latin writer of maxims, flourished in the 1st century BC. He was a Syrian who was brought as a slave to Italy, but by his wit and talent he won the favour of his master, who freed and educated him. - Wikipedia
A fair exterior is a silent recommendation.
Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
For a good cause, wrongdoing is virtuous.
It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.
The judge is condemned when the criminal is absolved.
Admonish thy friends in secret, praise them openly.
It is not every question that deserves an answer.
As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
Do not turn back when you are just at the goal.
Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
To-day is the pupil of yesterday.
What is left when honor is lost?
It is a consolation to the wretched to have companions in misery.
It is more tolerable to be refused than deceived.
Many receive advice, few profit by it.
Money alone sets all the world in motion.
If you refuse where you have always granted you invite to theft.
There are some remedies worse than the disease.
Tis foolish to fear what you cannot avoid.
You should go to a pear tree for pears, not to an elm.
Never find your delight in another's misfortune.
We desire nothing so much as what we ought not to have.
Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last.
Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.
We must give lengthy deliberation to what has to be decided once and for all.
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
Pardon one offense, and you encourage the commission of many.
Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.
In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth.
It is only the ignorant who despise education.
Speech is a mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so is he.
The end always passes judgement on what has gone before.
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father coming on a white horse to rescue me.
Never promise more than you can perform.
From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.
Ready tears are a sign of treachery, not of grief.
No one should be judge in his own case.
To do two things at once is to do neither.
He doubly benefits the needy who gives quickly.
It is better to learn late than never.
The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.
Look to be treated by others as you have treated others.
It is a very hard undertaking to seek to please everybody.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
A suspicious mind always looks on the black side of things.