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Quote of Publilius Syrus - It is better to trust in...


Biography - Publilius Syrus:

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

It is better to trust in ability than in luck.



Note 

Note



Other versions: "It is better trusting to valour than to luck."
"It is better to trust in your character than in your luck."


Source: Sentences

Internet archive - Sententiae by Publilius, Syrus (la) 




Translation

Translation

(French, Latin, German)



French
Il vaut mieux se fier au courage qu’à la fortune.

Latin
Virtuti melius quam Fortuna creditur.

German
Trau lieber deiner Kraft als deinem Glücke.




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Publilius Syrus also said...


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