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  • It is his nature, not his standing, that makes the good man.
    (Publilius Syrus)

  • It is a pitiful fortune that is not without enemies.
    (Publilius Syrus)

  • A wise man will be the master of his mind. A fool will be it's slave.
    (Publilius Syrus)

  • He is truly wise who gains wisdom from another's mishap
    (Publilius Syrus)

  • Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world.
    (Publilius Syrus)


  • The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
    (Publilius Syrus)

  • You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.
    (Publilius Syrus)

  • The person who receives the most favors is the one who knows how to return them.
    (Publilius Syrus)

  • It is a good thing to learn caution by the misfortunes of others.
    (Publilius Syrus)

  • The happy man is not he who seems thus to others, but who seems thus to himself.
    (Publilius Syrus)

  • The prompter the refusal, the less the disappointment.
    (Publilius Syrus)

  • He whom many fear, has himself many to fear.
    (Publilius Syrus)

  • The things which belong to others please us more, And that which is ours, is more pleasing to others.
    (Publilius Syrus)

  • Speech is the mirror of the soul as a man speaks, so is he.
    (Publilius Syrus)

  • Unless you make allowances for your friends' foibles, you betray your own.
    (Publilius Syrus)


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