Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The moral Sayings of Publius Syrus

Here is the complete book of Publius Syrus (LINK)
Publius Syrus was a roman slave who was considered a very wise man during his time.

Venus yields to caresses than to compunction

All men are equal in the presence of death

Allay the anger of your friend by kindness

The evil you do to others might be done to you

To dispute a drunkard is to debate an empty house

Receive an injury rather than do one

A hasty judgement is a first step towards recantation

Small loans make debtors, large ones make enemies

If you bear the faults of a friends, you make them your own

Confidence is the only bond of friendship

Time, not the will, can put an end to love

We all seek to know whether we will be rich, but no whether we will be good

Don't credit the utterances of an angry spirit

A haughty spirit in disgrace is a show for the rabble

To know when to fear is to be in the path of safety

What greater evil could you wish a miser, than long life

A rich miser suffers more than a poor sage

The more benefits bestowed, the more received

A favor granted, before it is asked is doubly acceptable

A good reputation, even in darkness keeps on shining

A good reputation is more valuable than money

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