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SYRUS (PUBLILIUS SYRUS)
Roman (Syrian-born) mimographer
(c. 1st century BC)
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That is a very wretched fortune which has no enemy.
  [Lat., Miserrima est fortuna quae inimico caret.]
      - Maxims [Fortune]

That should be considered long which can be decided but once.
  [Lat., Deliberandum est diu, quod statuendum semel.]
      - Maxims [Prudence]

The anger of lovers renews the strength of love.
      - Maxims [Love]

The bow too tensely strung is easily broken.
      - Maxims [Tension]

The circumstances of others seem good to us, while ours seem good to others.
  [Lat., Aliena nobis, nostra plus aliis placent.]
      - Maxims [Circumstance]

The coward calls himself cautious, the miser thrifty.
  [Lat., Timidus se vocat cautum, parcum sordidus.]
      - Maxims [Cowards]

The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.
      - Maxims [Fear]

The highest condition takes rise in the lowest.
      - Maxims [Beginnings]

The highest power may be lost by misrule.
  [Lat., Male imperando summum imperium amittitur.]
      - Maxims [Power]

The judge is condemned when the guilty is acquitted.
  [Lat., Judex damnatur cum nocens absolvitur.]
      - Maxims [Judges : Law : Proverbs]

The losing side is full of suspicion.
  [Lat., Ad tristem partem strenua est suspicio.]
      - Maxims [Suspicion]

The loss which is unknown is no loss at all.
      - Maxims [Loss]

The malevolent have hidden teeth.
  [Lat., Malevolus animus abditos dentes habet.]
      - Maxims [Revenge]

The miser is as much in want of what he has, as of what he has not.
  [Lat., Tam deest avaro quod habet, quam quod non habet.]
      - Maxims [Misers]

The next day is never so good as the day before.
      - Maxims [Procrastination]

The opportunity is often lost by deliberating.
  [Lat., Deliberando saepe perit occasio.]
      - Maxims [Opportunity]

The remedy for wrongs is to forget them.
  [Lat., Injuriarum remedium est oblivio.]
      - Maxims [Wrong]

The too constant use even of good things is hurtful.
  [Lat., Bonarum rerum consuetudo pessima est.]
      - Maxims [Moderation]

There are some remedies worse than the disease.
      - Maxims [Remedies]

They who plough the sea do not carry the winds in their hands.
      - Maxims [Sailors]

To accept a favor is to sell one's freedom.
  [Lat., Beneficium accipere, libertatem est vendere.]
      - Maxims [Favors]

To do two things at once is to do neither.
      - Maxims [Haste]

Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.
      - Maxims [Enemies]

Union gives strength to the humble.
  [Lat., Auxilia humilia firma consensus facit.]
      - Maxims [Unity]

Unless degree is preserved, the first place is safe for no one.
      - Maxims [Safety]


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