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Publilius Syrus

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Biography - Publilius Syrus:

Latin writer *Approximate years of birth and death.
Born: -85 - Died: -43
Period:
1st century BC
Place of birth: Syria
Syria

Those who would do evil never fail to find a reason.




Translation

Translation

(French, Latin, German)



French
Celui qui veut mal faire en trouve toujours le prétexte.

Latin
Male facere qui vult nunquam non causam invenit.

German
Wer Übles tun will, findet immer einen Grund.




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To do good needs no consideration.

The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.




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