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Proverbs
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[ Also see Catchphrases Laws of Life and Nature Old Sayings Proverbial Phrases Proverbs (General) ]

He who fears his servants is less than a servant.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

He who gets the better of an irascible temperament conquers his worst enemy.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

He who injures one man threatens many.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

He who leaves a fault unpunished invites crime.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

He who quarrels with a drunken man injures one who is absent.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

He who sounds his own trumpet will soon find plenty to laugh at him.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

He who spares the wicked injures the good.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

He who will not grant a favour has no right to ask one.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

He who wishes to injure another, will soon find a pretext.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

In doubtful matters boldness is everything.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

It a wretched thing to suffer at the hand of one of whom we cannot complain.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

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

It is as well now and then not to remember all we know.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

It is folly to fear what cannot be avoided.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

It is prudent to learn what to avoid from the misfortunes of others.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

It is well not to lend too easy an ear to accusations.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

Little does the sick man consult his own interests, who makes his physician his heir.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

Modesty once lost, never returns into favour.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

No fortune is so good but that you may find something to grumble about.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

No hour brings good fortune to one man without bringing misfortune to another.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

Nothing pleases which is not freshened by variety.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

One ungrateful man injures all who need assistance.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

Patience is the remedy for every misfortune.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

That delay is our surest protection which enables us to deliberate on the merits of our intentions.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

That should be regarded as a loss, which is won at the expense of our reputation.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

The brave or the fortunate can afford to laugh at envy.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

The eyes see not what is before them when the mind is intent on other matters.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

The grief of an heir is only masked laughter.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

The habitual living in prosperity is most injurious.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

The honied tongue hath its poison.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

The more skilful the gambler, the worse the man.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

The property of others is always more inviting than our own; and that which we ourselves possess is most pleasing to others.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

The swiftness of time is infinite, which is the more evident to those who look back on what has passed.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

To have acquired wealth is with many not to end but to change the nature of their troubles.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

To love is a pleasure of youth, a sin in old age.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

We may escape misfortune for a while, but the evil day will come.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

Well does he sleep who knows not that his sleep has been broken.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

What he has is of no more use to the miser than that which he has not.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

What is to be once resolved on should be first often well considered.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

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

You betray your own failing if you cannot bear with the fault of a friend.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

You must endure what is painful to secure that which is profitable.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

You must endure, and not cry out against that which cannot be avoided.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

A rolling stone gathers no moss.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus), Maxims

No one should be judge in his own cause.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus), Maxims

Repentance follows hasty counsels.
  [Lat., Velox consilium sequitur poenitentia.]
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus), Maxims

Straining breaks the bow, and relaxation relieves the mind.
  [Lat., Arcum intensio frangit, animum remissio.]
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus), Maxims

The judge is condemned when the guilty is acquitted.
  [Lat., Judex damnatur cum nocens absolvitur.]
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus), Maxims

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

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


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