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Publilius Syrus


Publilius Syrus, a Latin writer of mimes, flourished in the 1st century BC He was a native of Assyria and Assyrian by race, he 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.
Publilius Syrus
Fortuna uitrea est: tum cum splendet frangitur.
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Practice is the best of all instructors.
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Even a single hair casts its shadow.




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It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.
Syrus Publilius
Never promise more than you can perform.
Publilius Syrus quotes
Honesta turpitudo est pro causa bona.
Publilius Syrus
Fortunam citius reperias quam retineas.
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He who helps the guilty, shares the crime.
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Do not turn back when you are just at the goal.
Syrus Publilius
It is only the ignorant who despise education.
Publilius Syrus
Honesta fama melior pecunia est.




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The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.
Publilius Syrus
Fortuna cum blanditur, captatum venit.
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They pass peaceful lives who ignore mine and thine.
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The loss which is unknown is no loss at all.
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When Fortune is on our side, popular favor bears her company.
Publilius Syrus
He is a despicable sage whose wisdom does not profit himself.
Publilius Syrus quotes
In tranquillo esse quisque gubernator potest.
Publilius Syrus
Many receive advice, few profit by it.
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There are some remedies worse than the disease.


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