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SYRUS (PUBLILIUS SYRUS)
Roman (Syrian-born) mimographer
(c. 1st century BC)
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A good opportunity is seldom presented, and is easily lost.
  [Lat., Occasio aegre offertur, facile amittitur.]
      - Maxims [Opportunity]

A good reputation is more valuable than money.
      - Maxims [Reputation]

A guilty conscience never feels secure.
      - Maxims [Guilt]

A pleasing countenance is a silent commendation.
  [Lat., Fortuna facies muta commendatio est.]
      - Maxims [Beauty]

A pleasure companion on a journey is as good as a carriage.
  [Lat., Comes jucundus in via pro vehiculo est.]
      - Maxims [Companionship]

A rolling stone gathers no moss.
      - Maxims [Action : Proverbs : Stone]

A virtuous wife when she obeys her husband obtains the command over him.
  [Lat., Casta ad virum matrona parendo imperat.]
      - Maxims [Wives]

Alas! how difficult it is to retain glory!
  [Lat., Heu, quam difficilis gloriae custodia est.]
      - Maxims [Glory]

Amid a multitude of projects, no plan is devised.
      - Maxims [Planning]

An agreeable companion on a journey is as good as a carriage.
      - Maxims [Companionship]

An evil gain equals a loss.
  [Lat., Lucrum malum aequale dispendio.]
      - Maxims [Gain]

As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
      - Maxims [Death]

Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.
      - Maxims [Ignorance]

Better use medicines at the outset than at the last moment.
      - Maxims [Medicine]

Confession of our faults is the next thing to innocency.
      - Maxims [Faults]

Conversation is the image of the mind; as the man, so is his speech.
  [Lat., Sermo animi est imago; qualis vir, talis et oratio est.]
      - Maxims [Speech]

Danger comes the sooner when it is despised.
  [Lat., Citius venit periculum, cum contemnitur.]
      - Maxims [Danger]

Do not care how many, but whom, you please.
  [Lat., Non quam multis placeas, sed qualibus stude.]
      - Maxims [Pleasure]

Do not turn back when you are just at the goal.
      - Maxims [Perseverance]

Each day is the scholar of yesterday.
  [Lat., Discipulus est priori posterior dies.]
      - Maxims [Day]

Even a single hair casts its shadow.
      - Maxims [Significance]

Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last.
      - Maxims [Life]

Every madman thinks all other men are mad.
  [Lat., Insanus omnis furere credit ceteros.]
      - Maxims [Insanity]

Every one excels in something in which another fails.
      - Maxims [Success]

Every rumor is believed against the unfortunate.
  [Lat., Ad calamitatem quilibet rumor valet.]
      - Maxims [Rumor]


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