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SYRUS (PUBLILIUS SYRUS)
Roman (Syrian-born) mimographer
(c. 1st century BC)
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He who fears his servants is less than a servant.
      - [Proverbs]

He who gets the better of an irascible temperament conquers his worst enemy.
      - [Proverbs]

He who injures one man threatens many.
      - [Proverbs]

He who leaves a fault unpunished invites crime.
      - [Proverbs]

He who quarrels with a drunken man injures one who is absent.
      - [Proverbs]

He who sounds his own trumpet will soon find plenty to laugh at him.
      - [Proverbs]

He who spares the wicked injures the good.
      - [Proverbs]

He who will not grant a favour has no right to ask one.
      - [Proverbs]

He who wishes to injure another, will soon find a pretext.
      - [Proverbs]

I regret often that I have spoken, never that I have been silent.
      - [Silence]

In doubtful matters boldness is everything.
      - [Proverbs]

In love, anger is always false.
      - [Love]

It a wretched thing to suffer at the hand of one of whom we cannot complain.
      - [Proverbs]

It is a good thing to learn caution by the misfortunes of others.
      - [Caution]

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

It is a most miserable lot to be without an enemy. [No man can be successful without being envied and hated.]
      - [Proverbs]

It is as well now and then not to remember all we know.
      - [Proverbs]

It is easy to defend the innocent; but who is eloquent enough to defend the guilty?
      - [Guilt]

It is folly to fear what cannot be avoided.
      - [Proverbs]

It is prudent to learn what to avoid from the misfortunes of others.
      - [Proverbs]

It is well not to lend too easy an ear to accusations.
      - [Proverbs]

It is well to learn from the misfortunes of others what should be avoided.
      - [Example]

Little does the sick man consult his own interests, who makes his physician his heir.
      - [Proverbs]

Modesty once lost, never returns into favour.
      - [Proverbs]

No fortune is so good but that you may find something to grumble about.
      - [Proverbs]


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