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Publilius Syrus

Quote of Publilius Syrus - He has what he desires who...

Biography - Publilius Syrus:

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

He has what he desires who can limit his desires to what is enough.



(French, Latin, German)

Celui qui sait ne désirer que ce qu’il faut possède tout ce qu’il désire.

Quod vult habet, qui velle, quod satis est, potest.

Wer wollen kann, was ihm genügt, hat, was er will.

See also 

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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

If it be true that a man is rich who wants nothing, a wise man is a very rich man.

Who lives content with little possesses everything.

Quotes for: Desire


Quotes for: Desire

Desire is the essence of a man.

There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge.

Love is the desire to give, not to receive, something.

My third maxim was to try always to conquer myself rather than fortune, and to alter my desires rather than change the order of the world.

Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.

This is that human freedom, which all boast that they possess, and which consists solely in the fact, that men are conscious of their own desire, but are ignorant of the causes whereby that desire has been determined.


Publilius Syrus also said...

The coward calls himself cautious, the miser thrifty.

From the faults of another a wise man will correct his own.

He conquers twice who conquers himself in victory.

It is better to trust in ability than in luck.

It's too late to ask for advice when the danger comes.

Youth must be mastered not by force but by reason.

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