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SYRUS (PUBLILIUS SYRUS)
Roman (Syrian-born) mimographer
(c. 1st century BC)
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In every enterprise consider where you would come out.
      - Maxims [Thought]

In excessive altercation, truth is lost.
  [Lat., Nimium altercando veritas amittitur.]
      - Maxims [Contention]

It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.
      - Maxims [Planning]

It is a consolation to the wretched to have companions in misery.
      - Maxims [Companionship]

It is a very hard undertaking to seek to please everybody.
      - Maxims [Success]

It is an unhappy lot which finds no enemies.
      - Maxims [Enemies]

It is better to have a little than nothing.
      - Maxims [Nothingness]

It is better to learn late than never.
      - Maxims [Learning]

It is easy for men to talk one thing and think another.
      - Maxims [Hypocrisy]

It is good to see in the misfortunes of others what we should avoid.
  [Lat., Bonum est fugienda adspicere in alieno malo.]
      - Maxims [Misfortune]

It is kindness immediately to refuse what you intend to deny.
  [Lat., Pars beneficii est, quod petitur, si cito neges.]
      - Maxims [Kindness]

It is more easy to get a favour from fortune than to keep it.
      - Maxims [Fortune]

It is not every question that deserves an answer.
      - Maxims [Questions]

It is only the ignorant who despises education.
      - Maxims [Education]

It is sometimes expedient to forget what you know.
  [Lat., Etiam oblivisci quod scis interdum expedit.]
      - Maxims [Forgetfulness]

It is sometimes expedient to forget who we are.
      - Maxims [Forgetfulness]

It is vain to look for a defence against lightning.
      - Maxims [Lightning]

It matters not how long you live, but how well.
      - Maxims [Life]

It matters not what you are thought to be, but what you are.
      - Maxims [Reputation]

It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.
      - Maxims [Excellence]

Keep the golden mean between saying too much and too little.
      - Maxims [Speech]

Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.
      - Maxims [Learning]

Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.
      - Maxims [Speech]

Look for a tough wedge for a tough log.
      - Maxims [Tools]

Man has been lent, not given, to life.
      - Maxims [Man]


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