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Publilius Syrus ( 46~100 B.C. )

While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.

A good reputation is more valuable than money.

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.

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

Hares can gamble over the body of a dead lion.

To do two things at once is to do neither.

As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.

We simply rob ourselves when we make presents to the dead.

There are some remedies worse than the disease.

The loss which is unknown is no loss at all.

What is left when honor is lost?

You should go to a pear tree for pears, not to an elm.

Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.

Do not turn back when you are just at the goal.

Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last.

Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.

For a good cause, wrongdoing is virtuous.

It is a very hard undertaking to seek to please everybody.

Nothing can be done at once hastily and prudently.

Pardon one offense, and you encourage the commission of many.

Memorable Quotes

It is better to learn late than never.

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

The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.

We desire nothing so much as what we ought not to have.

It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.

He doubly benefits the needy who gives quickly.

The judge is condemned when the criminal is absolved.

While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.

It is not every question that deserves an answer.

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Many receive advice, few profit by it.

It is only the ignorant who despise education.

Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.

It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.

Money alone sets all the world in motion.

Never find your delight in another's misfortune.

No one knows what he can do till he tries.
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
No one should be judge in his own case.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.
The end always passes judgement on what has gone before.

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