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SYRUS (PUBLILIUS SYRUS)
Roman (Syrian-born) mimographer
(c. 1st century BC)
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Unless you bear with the faults of a friend, you betray your own.
  [Lat., Amici vitium ni feras, prodis tuum.]
      - Maxims [Faults : Friends]

We are interested in others when they are interested in us.
      - Maxims [Interest]

We desire nothing so much as what we ought not to have.
      - Maxims [Necessity]

We may with advantage forget what we know.
      - Maxims [Forgetfulness]

We should provide in peace what we need in war.
      - Maxims [Peace : War]

What is left when honour is lost?
      - Maxims [Honor]

Whatever you can lose, you should reckon of no account.
      - Maxims [Loss]

When fortune favors a man too much, she makes him a fool.
  [Lat., Fortuna nimium quem favet, stultum facit.]
      - Maxims [Fortune]

When Fortune flatters, she does it to betray.
      - Maxims [Flattery]

When Fortune is on our side, popular favour bears her company.
      - Maxims [Fortune]

When two do the same thing, it is not the same thing after all.
      - Maxims [Difference]

While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.
      - Maxims [Opportunity]

Whom Fortune wishes to destroy she first makes mad.
      - Maxims [Fortune]

You are in a pitiable condition when you have to conceal what you wish to tell.
  [Lat., Miserum est tacere cogi, quod cupias loqui.]
      - Maxims [Secrecy]

You must make a lover angry if you wish him to love.
  [Lat., Cogas amantem irasci, amare si velis.]
      - Maxims [Love]

You should go to a pear tree for pears, not to an elm.
      - Maxims [Directness]

You should hammer your iron when it is glowing hot.
      - Maxims [Opportunity]

You will conquer more surely by prudence than by passion.
  [Lat., Consilio melius vinces quam iracundia.]
      - Maxims [Prudence]

It is well to moor your bark with two anchors.
      - Maxims (119) [Prudence]

Many receive advice, only the wise profit by it.
      - Maxims (152) [Advice]

Patience provoked often turns to fury.
  [Lat., Furor fit laesa saepius patentia.]
      - Maxims (178) [Anger]

Fortune is like glass; when she shines, she is broken.
  [Lat., Fortuna vitrea est, tum cum splendet frangitur.]
      - Maxims (283) [Fortune]

His own character is the arbiter of every one's fortune.
      - Maxims (286) [Character]

Patience, when too often outraged, is converted into madness.
  [Lat., Furor fit laesa saepius patientia.]
      - Maxims (289) [Patience]

Some remedies are worse than the disease itself.
  [Lat., Graviora quaedam sunt remedia periculis.]
      - Maxims (301) [Disease : Proverbs]


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