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Publilius Syrus

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Biography : Latin writer *Approximate years of birth and death.
Born: -85 - Died: -43
Period:
1st century BC
Place of birth: Syria
Syria
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He has what he desires who can limit his desires to what is enough.
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He conquers twice who conquers himself in victory.
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The coward calls himself cautious, the miser thrifty.
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Youth must be mastered not by force but by reason.
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In excessive altercation, truth is lost.
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From the faults of another a wise man will correct his own.
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It is better to trust in ability than in luck.
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It's too late to ask for advice when the danger comes.
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Advise your friends in private, praise them openly.
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It is a brief refusal when the wise man meets a request with silence.
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No one knows what he can do till he tries.
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Haste in judgement is to look for guilt.
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Patience reveals the soul's hidden riches.
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Patience reveals the soul's hidden riches.

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A plan that cannot be changed is a bad one.
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Where there is unity, there lies victory.
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Many fear their reputation, few their conscience.
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Audacity augments courage hesitation, fear.
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The pleasure from hard effort is the sweetest.
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It is foolish to fear what cannot be avoided.
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Reason, not age, finds wisdom.
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Opportunity is offered with difficulty, lost with ease.
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A wise man never refuses anything to necessity.
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By forgiving much the mighty becomes even mightier.
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To avoid covetousness is to conquer a kingdom.
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Where laws prevail, there can the people prevail.
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The countenance of bravery has a share in the victory.
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Penitence follows hasty decisions.
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When the older generation makes mistakes, the younger learns a bad lesson.
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The miser is as much in want of that which he has, as of that which he has not.
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It is stupid to complain about misfortune that is your own fault.
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