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Publilius Syrus Quotes

Roman Writer

It is a pitiful fortune that is not without enemies.

Category: Enemies

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.

Category: Eyes

Familiarity breeds contempt.

Category: Familiarity

An angry father is most cruel toward himself.

Category: Fathers

When you confer a benefit on those worthy of it, you confer a favor on all.

Category: Favors

The person who receives the most favors is the one who knows how to return them.

Category: Favors

To refuse graciously is to confer a favor.

Category: Favors

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

Category: Fortune

It is a fraud to borrow what we are unable to pay.

Category: Fraud

Reprove your friends in secret, praise them openly.

Category: Friends And Friendship

Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.

Category: Friends And Friendship

We die as often as we lose a friend.

Category: Friends And Friendship

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

Category: Gossip

One ungrateful person, does an injury to all needy people.

Category: Gratitude

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

Category: Greatness