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SYRUS (PUBLILIUS SYRUS)
Roman (Syrian-born) mimographer
(c. 1st century BC)
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Nothing can be done at once hastily and prudently.
      - Maxims (357) [Work]

Poverty wants much; but avarice, everything.
  [Lat., Desunt inopiae multa, avaritiae omnia.]
      - Maxims (441) [Avarice]

A wise man never refuses anything to necessity.
      - Maxims (540) [Necessity]

Necessity knows no law except to conquer.
      - Maxims (553) [Necessity]

You cannot put the same shoe on every foot.
      - Maxims (596) [Shoemaking]

Familiarity breeds contempt.
  [Lat., Nimia familiaritas parit contemptum.]
      - Maxims (640) [Familiarity : Proverbs]

You need not hang up the ivy branch over the wine that will sell.
      - Maxims (968) [Wine and Spirits]

He wrongly accuses Neptune, who makes shipwreck a second time.
  [Lat., Inprobe Neptunum accusat, qui iterum naufragium facit.]
      - Sententiae (l. 264) [Shipwreck]


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