Publilius Syrus Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old publilius syrus quotes, publilius syrus sayings, and publilius syrus proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.      

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Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings.     

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Fortune is like glass--the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.      

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Beware the fury of a patient man.     

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The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.     

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Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.     

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It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.     

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Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings.     

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A hasty judgment is a first step to recantation.     

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You cannot put the same shoe on every foot.     

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Never promise more than you can perform.     

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No one ever lost his honor, except he who had it not.     

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He who has lost honor can lose nothing more.     

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Where there is unity there is always victory.     

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The loss of a friend is the greatest of losses.     

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We desire nothing so much as what we ought not to have.     

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You cannot put the same shoe on every foot.     

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Successful guilt is the bane of society.     

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The loss which is unknown is no loss at all.     

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As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.     

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Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world.     

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Never promise more than you can perform.     

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Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.     

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Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.     

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To dispute with a drunkard is to debate with an empty house.     

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One ungrateful person does an injury to all needy people.     

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Where there is unity there is always victory.     

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A friendship that can end never really began.     

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Even when the wound is healed the scar remains.     

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The coward calls himself cautious, the miser thrifty.     

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