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SYRUS (PUBLILIUS SYRUS)
Roman (Syrian-born) mimographer
(c. 1st century BC)
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No hour brings good fortune to one man without bringing misfortune to another.
      - [Proverbs]

Nothing pleases which is not freshened by variety.
      - [Proverbs]

One ungrateful man injures all who need assistance.
      - [Proverbs]

Pardon others often, thyself never.
      - [Pardon]

Patience is the remedy for every misfortune.
      - [Proverbs]

Poverty is in want of much, but avarice of everything.
      - [Avarice]

Practice is the best of all instructors.
      - [Practice]

Suspicion is ever strong on the suffering side.
      - [Suspicion]

That delay is our surest protection which enables us to deliberate on the merits of our intentions.
      - [Proverbs]

That is a most wretched fortune which is without an enemy.
      - [Enemies]

That man has the fewest wants who is the least anxious for wealth.
      - [Wealth]

That should be regarded as a loss, which is won at the expense of our reputation.
      - [Proverbs]

The brave or the fortunate can afford to laugh at envy.
      - [Proverbs]

The eye strays not while under the guidance of reason.
      - [Eyes]

The eyes see not what is before them when the mind is intent on other matters.
      - [Proverbs]

The gambler is more wicked as he is a greater proficient in his art.
      - [Gambling]

The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
      - [Power]

The grief of an heir is only masked laughter.
      - [Proverbs]

The habitual living in prosperity is most injurious.
      - [Proverbs]

The honied tongue hath its poison.
      - [Proverbs]

The more skilful the gambler, the worse the man.
      - [Proverbs]

The most delightful pleasures cloy without variety.
      - [Variety]

The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.
      - [Pain]

The power of habit is very strong.
      - [Habit]

The property of others is always more inviting than our own; and that which we ourselves possess is most pleasing to others.
      - [Proverbs]


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