The Moral Sayings of Publilius Syrus
Some thoughts after reading "The Moral Sayings of Publilius Syrus" book.
Recent read: The Moral Sayings of Publilius Syrus: A Roman Slave.
I have just finished reading this book. It is compromised of two parts (largely): a short biography of Publilius Syrus and a lot of his quotes (1000+.)
Publilius Syrus was Syrian man who later became a Roman citizen and a writer. He was known for his mimes, improvisation and, apparently, sayings.
Here is a few that caught my attention (albeit, I have not read all of them):
As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
Allay the anger of your friend by kindness.
Every one excels in something in which another fails.
Be not blind to a friend's faults, nor hate him for them.
The loss which is unknown is no loss at all.
We all seek to know whether we shall be rich; but no one asks whether he shall be good.
Never forget a favor received; be quick to forget a favor bestowed.
Conquest over one's self; in the hour of victory, is a double triumph.
A good reputation is more valuable than money.
The slothful enjoyment of it, is the worst part of prosperity.
To spare the guilty is to injure the innocent.
He who can get more than belongs to him, is apt to accommodate his desires to his opportunity.
Yesterday should be the teacher of today.
The good to which we have become accustomed; is often an evil.
Man's life is a loan, not a gift.
Victory waits upon unity of action.
Where one has led the way, another may follow.
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