Publilius Syrus Quotes

This is a compilation of my favorite Publilius Syrus quotes.

Publilius Syrus was a writer who is believed to have lived between 85 and 43 BC. He was born in Antioch, Turkey but he was later brought in as a slave to Roman Italy. Some of the books written by Publilius Syrus are The Moral Sayings of Publius Syrus: A Roman Slave and Sententiae.

Here are some of best Publilius Syrus quotes for inspiration and motivation:

best Publilius Syrus quotes

Famous Publilius Syrus Quotes

1. Debt is the slavery of the free. -Publilius Syrus

2. Where there is unity there is always victory. -Publilius Syrus

3. Seek to please many, and you seek a failure. -Publilius Syrus

4. A friendship that can end never really began. -Publilius Syrus

5. How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself. -Publilius Syrus

6. He who violates another’s honor loses his own. -Publilius Syrus

7. There are some remedies worse than the disease. -Publilius Syrus

8. We should keep our word even to the undeserving. -Publilius Syrus

9. From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own. -Publilius Syrus

10. Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.

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11. What is left when honor is lost? -Publilius Syrus

12. To do two things at once is to do neither. -Publilius Syrus

13. It is hard to recover the lost opportunity. -Publilius Syrus

14. Time, not the Will, can put an end to love. -Publilius Syrus

15. It is a bad plan that admits of no modification. -Publilius Syrus

16. It is only the ignorant who despise education. -Publilius Syrus

17. It is sometimes expedient to forget who we are. -Publilius Syrus

18. Trust, like the soul, never returns once it is gone. -Publilius Syrus

19. Lovers know what they want, but not what they need. -Publilius Syrus

20. We Are Interested In Others When They Are Interested In Us. -Publilius Syrus

Best Publilius Syrus Quotes

21. When angry, a man has deserted his body. -Publilius Syrus

22. Fate is not satisfied with inflicting one calamity. -Publilius Syrus

23. Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. -Publilius Syrus

24. As men, we are all equal in the presence of death. -Publilius Syrus

25. Whom fortune wishes to destroy she first makes mad. -Publilius Syrus

26. The greatest of empires, is the empire over one’s self. -Publilius Syrus

27. We may with advantage at times forget what we know. -Publilius Syrus

28. He is foolish to blame the sea that is shipwrecked twice. -Publilius Syrus

29. Look to be treated by others as you have treated others. -Publilius Syrus

30. The fear of death is more to be feared, than death itself.

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31. No one can escape death or love. -Publilius Syrus

32. Happy he who died when death was desirable. -Publilius Syrus

33. The wretched reflect either too much or too little. -Publilius Syrus

34. What greater evil could you wish a miser than long life? -Publilius Syrus

35. Speech is a mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so is he. -Publilius Syrus

36. There is no sight in the eye, when the mind does not gaze. -Publilius Syrus

37. It is foolish to hoard, when you do not know for whom you do it. -Publilius Syrus

38. An angry man is, again, angry with himself when he returns to reason. -Publilius Syrus

39. Some enmities conceal themselves beneath a mask, some under a kiss. -Publilius Syrus

40. To be always giving, is to encourage a forcible taking when you refuse to give. -Publilius Syrus

Inspirational Publilius Syrus Quotes

41. A rolling stone gathers no moss. -Publilius Syrus

42. No man is happy unless he believes he is. -Publilius Syrus

43. The poor lack much, the greedy everything. -Publilius Syrus

44. A wise man rules his passions, fool obeys them. -Publilius Syrus

45. The future struggles that it may not become the past. -Publilius Syrus

46. Many consult their reputation; but few their conscience. -Publilius Syrus

47. The severest affliction is the one which has never been tried. -Publilius Syrus

48. It is the soul, not the body, that makes an enduring marriage. -Publilius Syrus

49. To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others. -Publilius Syrus

50. It is better to learn late than never.

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51. Pain forces even the innocent to lie. -Publilius Syrus

52. A god could hardly love and be wise. -Publilius Syrus

53. To submit to necessity involves no disgrace. -Publilius Syrus

54. God generally finds a way for like to meet like. -Publilius Syrus

55. A good reputation is more valuable than money. -Publilius Syrus

56. It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity. -Publilius Syrus

57. The sweetest pleasure arises from difficulties overcome. -Publilius Syrus

58. You should not live one way in private, another in public. -Publilius Syrus

59. A wise man will be master of his mind, a fool will be its slave. -Publilius Syrus

60. It is vain to be the pupil of a sage if you have no brains yourself. -Publilius Syrus

Motivational Publilius Syrus Quotes

61. Observation, not old age, brings wisdom. -Publilius Syrus

62. Yesterday should be the teacher of today. -Publilius Syrus

63. Patience is the remedy for every misfortune. -Publilius Syrus

64. From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own. -Publilius Syrus

65. He who wishes to injure another, will soon find a pretext. -Publilius Syrus

66. A tongue prone to slander is the proof of a depraved mind. -Publilius Syrus

67. The sight of a rose is pleasant when there is a rose by its side. -Publilius Syrus

68. The circumstances of others seem good to us, while ours seem good to others. -Publilius Syrus

69. If life is merely a joke, the question still remains: for whose amusement? No one knows what he can do till he tries. -Publilius Syrus

70. There is no fruit which is not bitter before it is ripe.

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71. Every question does not deserve an answer. -Publilius Syrus

72. Never promise more than you can perform. -Publilius Syrus

73. You don’t know what you can do until you try. -Publilius Syrus

74. He who has lost honor can lose nothing more. -Publilius Syrus

75. No one reaches a high position without daring. -Publilius Syrus

76. The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body. -Publilius Syrus

77. It matters not what you are thought to be, but what you are. -Publilius Syrus

78. An hour sometimes restores us the sum of many years losses. -Publilius Syrus

79. I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent. -Publilius Syrus

80. Pardon one offence, and you encourage the commission of many. -Publilius Syrus

More Publilius Syrus Quotes

81. Excessive severity misses its own aim. -Publilius Syrus

82. Human reason grows rich by self-conquest. -Publilius Syrus

83. A god can hardly disturb a man truly happy. -Publilius Syrus

84. How much to be pitied is he, who has no pity! -Publilius Syrus

85. Either be silent, or say something better than silence. -Publilius Syrus

86. You should hammer your iron when it is glowing hot. -Publilius Syrus

87. Innocence always follow the guidance of its own light. -Publilius Syrus

88. You will find a great many things before you find a good man. -Publilius Syrus

89. When the world hates you, see that it has no good reason therefore. -Publilius Syrus

90. Practice is the best of all instructors.

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91. In quarreling, the truth is always lost. -Publilius Syrus

92. Even in death, a good man would not deceive. -Publilius Syrus

93. Even to be hung one should choose a fine tree. -Publilius Syrus

94. The sons of the blacksmith are not frightened at sparks. -Publilius Syrus

95. An enemy despised is the most dangerous of all enemies. -Publilius Syrus

96. Bright faculties are a source of wisdom, not length of years. -Publilius Syrus

97. One ungrateful man does an injury to all who are in suffering. -Publilius Syrus

98. Nowhere can we die happier than where we have lived happily. -Publilius Syrus

99. The defect which one period of life fastens upon us, another will remove. -Publilius Syrus

100. To have the universe bear one company, would be a great consolation in death. -Publilius Syrus