Practice is the best of all instructors.

— Publilius Syrus

The most profound Publilius Syrus quotes that are little-known but priceless

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.

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From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.

132

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

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Publilius Syrus quote I have often regretted my speech, but ne

I have often regretted my speech, but never my silence.

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

70

Pardon one offence, and you encourage the commission of many.

69

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

65
Publilius Syrus quote Prosperity makes friends, adversity trie

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

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Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.

65

I have often regretted my speech, but never my silence.

49

I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.

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Publilius Syrus quote From the errors of others the wise corre

From the errors of others the wise correct their own.

25

Some remedies are worse than the disease.

42

Would you have a great empire? Rule over yourself.

42

A tongue prone to slander is the proof of a depraved mind.

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Publilius Syrus quote I often regret that I have spoken; Never

I often regret that I have spoken; Never that I have been silent.

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About Publilius Syrus

Quotes 463 sayings
Nationality Syrian
Profession Writer
Birthday 1st century BC

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

35

Never promise more than you can perform.

34

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.

34
Publilius Syrus quote Everyone excels in something in which an

Everyone excels in something in which another fails.

28

You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.

34

Pain forces even the innocent to lie.

31

Equanimity is calamity's medicine.

29

You should go to a pear tree for pears, not to an elm.

28

One ungrateful man injures all who need assistance.

28

Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.

26

An agreeable companion on a journey is as good as a carriage.

26

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

26

One ungrateful man does an injury to all who stand in need of aid.

25

Many receive advice, few profit by it.

25

No one reaches a high position without daring.

24

A small debt produces a debtor; a large one, an enemy.

24

Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.

23

It is not every question that deserves an answer.

22

Observation, not old age, brings wisdom.

22

If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.

22

A guilty conscience never feels secure.

21

A wise man will be master of his mind, a fool will be its slave.

21

The timid man calls himself cautious, the sordid man thrifty.

21

Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.

20

A rolling stone can gather no moss.

20

Better to be ignorant of a matter than half know it.

20

The wise man avoids evil by anticipating it.

20

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

20

Nothing can be done quickly and prudently at the same time.

19

Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.

19

He who has lost honor can lose nothing more.

18

You cannot put the same shoe on every foot.

18

It is his nature, not his standing, that makes the good man.

18

Familiarity breeds contempt.

18

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

18

To do two things at once is to do neither.

17

A gift in season is a double favor to the needy.

17

He who lives in solitude may make his own laws.

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