Authors - Publilius Syrus

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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

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Quote 4942by Anonymous on 04/05/2011

A fair exterior is a silent recommendation.
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    Quote 5014by Anonymous on 05/05/2011

    Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.
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      Quote 5050by Anonymous on 10/05/2011

      No man is happy who does not think himself so.
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        Quote 5093by Anonymous on 15/05/2011

        For a good cause, wrongdoing is virtuous.
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          Quote 5137by Anonymous on 24/05/2011

          It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.
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            Quote 5189by Anonymous on 03/06/2011

            The judge is condemned when the criminal is absolved.
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              Quote 5314by Anonymous on 18/06/2011

              Admonish thy friends in secret, praise them openly.
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                Quote 5609by Anonymous on 29/07/2011

                It is not every question that deserves an answer.
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                  Quote 5808by Anonymous on 29/08/2011

                  As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
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                    Quote 5831by Anonymous on 30/08/2011

                    Do not turn back when you are just at the goal.
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                      Quote 5851by Anonymous on 31/08/2011

                      Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.
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                        Quote 5875by Anonymous on 03/09/2011

                        A rolling stone gathers no moss.
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                          Quote 5891by Anonymous on 03/09/2011

                          To-day is the pupil of yesterday.
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                            Quote 5982by Anonymous on 11/09/2011

                            What is left when honor is lost?
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                              Quote 6102by Anonymous on 14/09/2011

                              It is a consolation to the wretched to have companions in misery.
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                                Quote 6207by Anonymous on 16/09/2011

                                It is more tolerable to be refused than deceived.
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                                  Quote 6220by Anonymous on 16/09/2011

                                  Many receive advice, few profit by it.
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                                    Quote 6282by Anonymous on 17/09/2011

                                    Money alone sets all the world in motion.
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                                      Quote 6303by Anonymous on 18/09/2011

                                      If you refuse where you have always granted you invite to theft.
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                                        Quote 6396by Anonymous on 19/09/2011

                                        There are some remedies worse than the disease.
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                                          Quote 6465by Anonymous on 19/09/2011

                                          Tis foolish to fear what you cannot avoid.
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                                            Quote 6512by Anonymous on 22/09/2011

                                            You should go to a pear tree for pears, not to an elm.
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                                              Quote 6549by Anonymous on 27/09/2011

                                              Never find your delight in another's misfortune.
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                                                Quote 6552by Anonymous on 28/09/2011

                                                We desire nothing so much as what we ought not to have.
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                                                  Quote 6590by Anonymous on 01/10/2011

                                                  Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last.
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                                                    Quote 6609by Anonymous on 01/10/2011

                                                    Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.
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                                                      Quote 6669by Anonymous on 03/10/2011

                                                      We must give lengthy deliberation to what has to be decided once and for all.
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                                                        Quote 6683by Anonymous on 04/10/2011

                                                        Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
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                                                          Quote 6898by Anonymous on 13/10/2011

                                                          Pardon one offense, and you encourage the commission of many.
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                                                            Quote 6902by Anonymous on 13/10/2011

                                                            Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.
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                                                              Quote 6933by Anonymous on 13/10/2011

                                                              In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth.
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                                                                Quote 7073by Anonymous on 19/10/2011

                                                                It is only the ignorant who despise education.
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                                                                  Quote 7187by Anonymous on 27/10/2011

                                                                  Speech is a mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so is he.
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                                                                    Quote 7324by Anonymous on 03/11/2011

                                                                    The end always passes judgement on what has gone before.
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                                                                      Quote 7740by Anonymous on 02/02/2012

                                                                      A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
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                                                                        Quote 8635by Anonymous on 21/05/2012

                                                                        As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father coming on a white horse to rescue me.
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                                                                          Quote 11124by Anonymous on 25/11/2012

                                                                          Never promise more than you can perform.
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                                                                            Quote 11625by Anonymous on 12/01/2013

                                                                            From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
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                                                                              Quote 11832by Anonymous on 25/01/2013

                                                                              How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
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                                                                                Quote 12091by Anonymous on 28/02/2013

                                                                                An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
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                                                                                  Quote 12392by Anonymous on 02/04/2013

                                                                                  While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.
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                                                                                    Quote 12720by Anonymous on 14/05/2013

                                                                                    Ready tears are a sign of treachery, not of grief.
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                                                                                      Quote 12989by Anonymous on 07/06/2013

                                                                                      No one should be judge in his own case.
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                                                                                        Quote 13010by Anonymous on 09/06/2013

                                                                                        To do two things at once is to do neither.
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                                                                                          Quote 13093by Anonymous on 18/06/2013

                                                                                          He doubly benefits the needy who gives quickly.
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                                                                                            Quote 13203by Anonymous on 27/06/2013

                                                                                            It is better to learn late than never.
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                                                                                              Quote 13206by Anonymous on 27/06/2013

                                                                                              The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.
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                                                                                                Quote 13246by Anonymous on 30/06/2013

                                                                                                Look to be treated by others as you have treated others.
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                                                                                                  Quote 13263by Anonymous on 02/07/2013

                                                                                                  It is a very hard undertaking to seek to please everybody.
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                                                                                                    Quote 13630by Anonymous on 10/08/2013

                                                                                                    Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
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                                                                                                      Quote 13893by Anonymous on 15/09/2013

                                                                                                      A suspicious mind always looks on the black side of things.
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