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SYRUS (PUBLILIUS SYRUS)
Roman (Syrian-born) mimographer
(c. 1st century BC)
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Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.
      - Maxims [Commerce]

Flattery was formerly a vice; it has now become the fashion.
  [Lat., Pessimum genus inimicorum laudantes.]
      - Maxims [Flattery]

Forgive others often, yourself never.
  [Lat., Ignoscito sepe alter, nunquam tibi.]
      - Maxims [Forgiveness]

Fortune is like glass,--the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.
      - Maxims [Fortune]

Fortune is not satisfied with inflicting one calamity.
      - Maxims [Fortune]

God looks at pure, not full, hands.
  [Lat., Puras deus non plenas adspicit manus.]
      - Maxims [Hand]

Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings.
      - Maxims [Health]

He bids fair to grow wise who has discovered that he is not so.
      - Maxims [Wisdom]

He conquers twice who conquers himself in victory.
  [Lat., Bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria.]
      - Maxims [Conquest]

He gets through too late who goes too fast.
      - Maxims [Haste]

He hurts the absent who quarrels with a drunken man.
  [Lat., Absentem iaedit cum ebrio qui litigat.]
      - Maxims [Drinking]

He hurts the good who spares the bad.
  [Lat., Bonis nocet quisquis pepercerit malis.]
      - Maxims [Law]

He is safe from danger who is on his guard even when safe.
  [Lat., Caret periculo qui etiam tutus cavet.]
      - Maxims [Danger]

He is truly wise who gains wisdom from another's mishap.
      - Maxims [Wisdom]

He knows not when to be silent who knows not when to speak.
      - Maxims [Speech]

He sleeps well who knows not that he sleeps ill.
      - Maxims [Sleep]

He who flees from trial confesses his guilt.
  [Lat., Fatetur facinus is qui judicum fugit.]
      - Maxims [Guilt]

He who has plenty of pepper will pepper his cabbage.
      - Maxims [Abundance]

He who is bent on doing evil can never want occasion.
      - Maxims [Evil]

He who overlooks a fault, invites the commission of another.
  [Lat., Invitat culpam qui delictum praeterit.]
      - Maxims [Faults]

How happy the life unembarrassed by the cares of business!
      - Maxims [Business]

I have often regretted having spoken, never having kept silent.
  [Lat., Saepius locutum, nunquam me tacuisse poenitet.]
      - Maxims, also attributed to Xenocrates
        [Silence : Speech]

If what must be given is given willingly the kindness is doubled.
  [Lat., Bis gratum est, quod dato opus est, ultro si offeras.]
      - Maxims [Kindness]

If you share the crime of your friend, you make it your own.
  [Lat., Amici vitium ni feras, facis tuum.]
      - Maxims [Crime]

If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.
  [Lat., Si vis ad summum progredi ab infimo ordire.]
      - Maxims [Ambition]


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