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Publilius Syrus Quotes


Roman writer in the 1st century BC.
(85 BC - 43 BC)

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A bad man becomes worse when he apes a saint.
 

A beautiful face is a silent recommendation.
 

A cock has great influence on his own dunghill.
 

A disorderly patient makes the physician cruel.
 

A fair exterior is a silent recommendation.
 

A favor is half granted, when graciously refused.
 

A friend must not be injured, even in jest.
 

A gift in season is a double favor to the needy.
 

A god could hardly love and be wise.
 

A good opportunity is seldom presented, and is easily lost.
 

A good reputation is more valuable than money.
 

A great fortune enslaves its owner.
 

A guilty conscience never feels secure.
 

A hasty judgment is a first step to recantation.
 

A kindness spontaneously offered to him who needs it, is doubly gratifying.
 

A loss, of which we are ignorant, is no loss.
 

A man suffers death himself as often as he loses those dear to him.
 

A pleasant traveling companion helps us on our journey as much as a carriage.
 

A position of dignity is more easily improved upon than acquired.
 

A rolling stone gathers no moss.
 


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