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SYRUS (PUBLILIUS SYRUS)
Roman (Syrian-born) mimographer
(c. 1st century BC)
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The swiftest despatch seems slow to desire.
      - [Despatch]

The swiftness of time is infinite, which is the more evident to those who look back on what has passed.
      - [Proverbs : Time]

The things which belong to others please us more, and that which is ours, is more pleasing to others.
      - [Covetousness]

The wickedness of the few makes the calamity of the many.
      - [Wickedness]

There is no gain so certain as that which arises from sparing what you have.
      - [Economy]

To die at the command of another is to die twice.
      - [Death]

To have acquired wealth is with many not to end but to change the nature of their troubles.
      - [Proverbs]

To lose a friend is the greatest of all losses.
      - [Friends]

To love is a pleasure of youth, a sin in old age.
      - [Proverbs]

Vices that are familiar we pardon, and only new ones reprehend.
      - [Vice]

We may escape misfortune for a while, but the evil day will come.
      - [Proverbs]

Well does he sleep who knows not that his sleep has been broken.
      - [Proverbs]

What he has is of no more use to the miser than that which he has not.
      - [Proverbs]

What is to be once resolved on should be first often well considered.
      - [Proverbs]

When a woman is undisguisedly bad, then indeed she is good. [Comparatively speaking, as she at least lacks deception.]
      - [Proverbs]

Wine has drowned more than the sea.
      - [Wine and Spirits]

You betray your own failing if you cannot bear with the fault of a friend.
      - [Proverbs]

You must endure what is painful to secure that which is profitable.
      - [Proverbs]

You must endure, and not cry out against that which cannot be avoided.
      - [Proverbs]

You should not live one way in private, another in public.
      - [Deceit]

A cock has great influence on this own dunghill.
      - Maxims [Control]

A disorderly patient makes the physician cruel.
  [Lat., Crudelem medicum intemperans aeger facit.]
      - Maxims [Medicine]

A fair exterior is a silent recommendation.
      - Maxims [Appearance]

A friend must not be injured, even in jest.
  [Lat., Amicum laedere ne joco quidem licet.]
      - Maxims [Friends]

A god could hardly love and be wise.
      - Maxims [God]


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