Full text of “The Moral Sayings of Publius Syrus, a Roman Slave: From the Latin”. See other formats. This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for. 17 Apr Book digitized by Google from the library of the New York Public Library and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. English quotations from The Moral Sayings of Publius Syrus, a Roman Slave: from the Latin.

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To withstand the assaults of envy, you must either be a hero or a saint. Maxim The poor man is ruined as soon as he begins to ape the rich. When yon give to avarioe yon invite an injnry.

The Moral Sayings of Publius Syrus: A Roman Slave by Publilius Syrus

There is nt more shameful sight; than an old man commencing life. That mortal needs least; who wishes least. Maxim There are some remedies worse than the disease.

Saayings liberty has fallen, no one dares to open his mouth. He who chases two hares will catch neither. Maxim The greatest of empires, is the empire over one’s self.


Seek to please many, and you seek a failure.

He who longs for death; confesses that life is a fiulure. Pain and pleasure vie with each other in love. We should not injure a friend even in sport The patient treats his case tye when he makes the physician his heu:. The good to which we have become accustomed; is often an evil.

No one ever lost honor but him who never had any. You can learn a lot from reading one quote.

Virtue’s deeds are glory’s deeds. Adversity shows whether we have friends or the shadows of friends. Retrieved from ” https: Timidity morak itself caution ; stinginess frugality.

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Unfortunately, my curiosity increased, I read many quotes that became now very famous in my society, and I finally knew the source, but how it reached to us, thats I don’t get. Would you be known by every body? It is never too late to take the road to rectitude. They were one day crossing a court to- gether, in which a slave afflicted with the dropsy lay idly basking in the sun.


You need not seek twice for the rose already withered. Maxim 1 Receive an injury rather than do one. Amid a multitude of projects, no plan is devised. From the Latin Publius SyrusD. How grievous to suffer at the hand of him of whom you dare not complain! A death that ends the [incnrable] ills of life, is a blessing. Where a fire has long burned there is always some smoke.

Wit itself is folly in a sage.

When the case b clear, it pronounces judgment for itself. When angrji a man has deserted his body.

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The less Fortune has given; the less can she take away. Sweet is the grievance when pleasure defers to profit. An hour sometimes restores ns the sum of many years losses.

Fortune is not satisfied with inflicting one calamity.