Publilius Syrus

Ancient Rome
-85 // -43


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The highest power may be lost by misrule
The circumstances of others seem good to us, while ours seem good to others
You must make a lover angry if you wish him to love
Take care not to begin anything of which you may repent
No one should be judge in his own cause
No one reaches a high position without daring
No man is happy who does not think himself so
No good man ever became suddenly rich
Never promise more than you can perform
Money alone sets all the world in motion
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."