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Quotes of Publilius Syrus

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Publilius Syrus (Publilius Syrus) lived in 65-8 BCE. He was a Roman mime and writer.

  • “It is a sad victory for the one who regrets having won**”
    • latin: [Male vincit is, quem paenitet victoriae]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Those who think they will live forever live badly**”
    • latin: [Male vivunt, qui se semper victuros putant]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Especially the ungrateful teach us avarice**”
    • latin: [Malignos fieri maxime ingrati docent]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The iniquity of one person quickly becomes the curse of all**”
    • latin: [Malitia unius cito fit male dictum omnium]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Iniquity pretends to be good to make it worse**”
    • latin: [Malitia, ut peior veniat, se simulat bonam]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The bad man has hidden teeth**”
    • latin: [Malivolus animus abditos dentes habet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A wicked man always feeds on his nature**”
    • latin: [Malivolus semper sua natura vescitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Also spare the evil one, if the good one may die with it**”
    • latin: [Malo etiam parcas, si una est periturus bonus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Women conquer men by their cunning**”
    • latin: [Malo in consilio feminae vincunt viros]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Bad advice is also worst for the giver**”
    • latin: [Malum consilium consultori pessimum est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “An evil plan is one that cannot be changed**”
    • latin: [Malum est consilium, quod mutari non potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “An evil man secretly thinks even worse**”
    • latin: [Malus animus in secreto peius cogitat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A bad man never takes good advice to himself**”
    • latin: [Malus bonum ad se nunquam consilium refert]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who only minds his own business should be judged a bad person**”
    • latin: [Malus est vocandus, qui sua est causa bonus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “An evil man, even if he cannot harm, thinks how he can harm**”
    • latin: [Malus etsi obesse non potest, tamen cogitat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Punishment for the bad is defense for the good**”
    • latin: [Malus quicumque in poena est, praesidium est bonis]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A bad person is worst when he pretends to be good**”
    • latin: [Malus, bonum ubi se simulat, tunc est pessimus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The obvious case contains the decision**”
    • latin: [Manifesta causa secum habet sententiam]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The meek are more secure, but they live as slaves**”
    • latin: [Mansueta tutiora sunt, sed serviunt]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who pleases many should beware of great danger**”
    • latin: [Maximo periclo custoditur, quod multis placet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Equanimity is the cure for failure**”
    • latin: [Medicina calamitatis est aequanimitas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Intemperance is the breadwinner of physicians**”
    • latin: [Medicorum nutrix est intemperantia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The harlot is an instrument of disgrace**”
    • latin: [Meretrix est instrumentum contumeliae]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You should always beware if you want to be safe**”
    • latin: [Metuendum est semper esse cum tutus velis]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whatever brings you joy ignores lurking fears**”
    • latin: [Metum respicere non solet quicquid iuvat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When fear comes, sleep rarely comes**”
    • latin: [Metus cum venit, rarum habet somnus locum]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Fear, not gentleness, holds back the wicked**”
    • latin: [Metus improbos compescit, non clementia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Fate, when it has given very little, can take little away**”
    • latin: [Minimum eripit Fortuna, cui minimum dedit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who is quickly refused is less disappointed**”
    • latin: [Minus decipitur, cui negatur celeriter]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “An owner who fears slaves is worth less than the slave himself**”
    • latin: [Minus est quam servus dominus, qui servos timet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You are often less wrong if you know what you don’t know**”
    • latin: [Minus saepe pecces, si scias quid nescias]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It’s a small pleasure that comes with memories of danger**”
    • latin: [Misera est voluptas, ubi pericli memoria est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To know poverty is to live safely**”
    • latin: [Misereri scire sine periclo est vivere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A merciful citizen is a consolation for the fatherland**”
    • latin: [Misericors civis patriae est consolatio]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A fortune that has no enemy is very poor**”
    • latin: [Miserrima est Fortuna, quae inimico caret]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The worst thing is to live under someone else’s will**”
    • latin: [Miserrimum est arbitrio alterius vivere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It’s sad to be silent about what you want to say**”
    • latin: [Miserum est takere cogi, quod cupias loqui]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Stupidity should be encouraged, not punished**”
    • latin: [Monere, non punire, stultitiam decet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Delay in making decisions is diligence**”
    • latin: [Mora cogitationis diligentia est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Any delay is frowned upon, but it teaches wisdom**”
    • latin: [Mora omnis odio est, sed facit sapientiam]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To die before death is called is to die happily**”
    • latin: [Mori est felicis, antequam mortem invoces]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You must die, but not if you want to die**”
    • latin: [Mori necesse est, sed non quotiens volueris]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Death is happy for children, bitter for the young, too late for the elderly**”
    • latin: [Mors infanti felix, iuveni acerba, nimis sera est seni]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “If you despise death, you will conquer all fear**”
    • latin: [Mortem ubi contemnas, viceris omnes metus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever gave to the dead gave nothing to him, but took away from himself**”
    • latin: [Mortuo qui mittit munus, nil dat illi, adimit sibi]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A woman’s tears are the spice of evil deeds**”
    • latin: [Muliebris lacrima condimentum est malitiae]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A woman thinks badly when she thinks for herself**”
    • latin: [Mulier cum sola cogitat, male cogitat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A woman who marries many times is not well regarded by many**”
    • latin: [Mulier quae multis nubit, multis non placet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Try many times until you find a good man**”
    • latin: [Multa ante temptes, quam virum invenias bonum]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The mighty, forgiving much, becomes more powerful**”
    • latin: [Multa ignoscendo fit potens potentior]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever commits lawlessness against one person may be dangerous to many**”
    • latin: [Multis minatur, qui uni facit iniuriam]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A woman who wants to please many wants her doom**”
    • latin: [Multis placere quae cupit, culpam cupit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “More shamefully he is damned who is pardoned at the time of his transgression**”
    • latin: [Multo turpius damnatur cui in delicto ignoscitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The misfortune of many is the death of a good man**”
    • latin: [Multorum calamitate vir moritur bonus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Many should be feared by many who are feared**”
    • latin: [Multos timere debit, quem multi timent]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The harlot is kind not to your tears but to your gifts**”
    • latin: [Muneribus est, non lacrimis, meretrix misericors]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What you cannot change, take as is**”
    • latin: [Mutare quod non possis, ut natum est, feras]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Good changes when provoked by lawlessness**”
    • latin: [Mutat se bonitas irritata iniuria]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When the wicked does good, it means that he hides his true nature**”
    • latin: [Naturam abscondit, cum improbus recte facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “No one can escape either death or love**”
    • latin: [Nec mortem effugere quisquam nec amorem potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Neither life nor happiness are given to people as their own**”
    • latin: [Nec vita nec Fortuna propria est hominibus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is necessary that the greatest things should have very small beginnings**”
    • latin: [Necesse est minima maximorum esse initia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Necessity gets from man what it wants**”
    • latin: [Necessitas ab homine quae vult impetrat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Necessity makes law, it does not recognize it**”
    • latin: [Necessitas dat legem, non ipsa accipit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Necessity compels the poor to lie**”
    • latin: [Necessitas egentem mendacem facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “How persevering is the reign of necessity!**”
    • latin: [Necessitas quam pertinax regnum tenet!]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is in vain to seek what necessity hides**”
    • latin: [Necessitas quod celat, frustra quaeritur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Necessity, when it expects something, will snatch it from you by force if you don’t give it willingly**”
    • latin: [Necessitas quod poscit, nisi des, eripit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Necessity must be endured without complaint**”
    • latin: [Necessitatem ferre, non flere, addecet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “In the face of necessity, any weapon is good**”
    • latin: [Necessitati quodlibet telum utile est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The wise never deny necessity**”
    • latin: [Necessitati sapiens nihil unquam negat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A miser will never run out of reasons to say no**”
    • latin: [Negandi causa avaro nunquam deficit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who asks for what is difficult denies himself**”
    • latin: [Negat sibi ipse qui quod difficile est petit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Neither quickly accuse anyone nor quickly praise anyone**”
    • latin: [Neminem cito accusaveris neminem cito laudaveris]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “No one dies prematurely who dies in poverty**”
    • latin: [Nemo immature moritur, qui moritur miser]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “No one can be a judge in his own cause**”
    • latin: [Nemo iudex in sua causa potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “No one overcomes fear will achieve the highest goals**”
    • latin: [Nemo timendo ad summum pervenit locum]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You never know what you want or what you’re running from: that’s how it plays with us every day**”
    • latin: [Nescias quid optes aut quid fugias: ita ludit dies]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “I don’t know what the bad man’s intentions are when he imitates the good**”
    • latin: [Nescio quid agitat, cum bonum imitatur malus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “No highest peak is safe unless successive degrees are observed**”
    • latin: [Ni gradus servetur, nulli tutus est summus locus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He has no fear of deceit who does not know how to do it**”
    • latin: [Ni qui scit facere, insidias nescit metuere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “For the unhappy, doing nothing is always the best solution**”
    • latin: [Nihil agere semper infelici est optimum]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Necessity knows no other way than victory**”
    • latin: [Nihil aliud scit necessitas, quam vincere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “There is nothing sadder when there is shame for what you have done**”
    • latin: [Nihil est miserius, quam ubi pudet quod feceris]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Lust desires nothing more than forbidden things**”
    • latin: [Nihil magis amat cupiditas, quam quod non licet]
    • source: Publiliusz Syrus, Sententiae
  • “There is nothing mature that wasn’t immature before**”
    • latin: [Nihil non acerbum prius quam maturaum fuit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A long time will either heal or soothe everything**”
    • latin: [Nihil non aut lenit aut domat diuturnitas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Eyes never wander when reason commands them**”
    • latin: [Nihil peccant oculi, si animus oculis imperat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What you promised matters little if you don’t deliver later**”
    • latin: [Nihil prodest didicisse bene facere si cesses]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What can be changed, never take it as your own**”
    • latin: [Nihil proprium ducas, quicquid mutari potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You don’t do anything wrong when you’re looking for a way to save yourself**”
    • latin: [Nihil turpe ducas pro salutis remedio]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Too submissive sometimes breeds stupidity**”
    • latin: [Nimia concedendo interdum fit stultitia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “In too heated arguments the truth is lost**”
    • latin: [Nimium altercando veritas amittitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Death, if it does not bring misfortune, can also be good**”
    • latin: [Nimium boni est in morte, cum nihil est mali]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A string usually breaks if it is stretched too much**”
    • latin: [Nimium tendendo rumpi funiculus solet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “If you do not understand yourself, you will listen to the wise in vain**”
    • latin: [Nisi per te sapias, frustra sapientem audias]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “If you do not punish transgressions, you reward wickedness**”
    • latin: [Nisi vindices delicta, improbitatem adiuves]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The guilty pleads, the innocent is indignant**”
    • latin: [Nocens precatur, innocens irascitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who defends the wrongdoer takes the blame upon himself**”
    • latin: [Nocentem qui defendit, sibi crimen parit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Chance cannot harm constancy**”
    • latin: [Nocere casus non solet constantiae]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To be able to do harm and not want to do it is commendable in the highest degree**”
    • latin: [Nocere posse et nolle laus amplissima est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Do not underestimate the things that lead to greatness**”
    • latin: [Noli contemnere ea, quae summos sublevant]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who fears a fissure will not soon fall into ruin**”
    • latin: [Non cito ruina obteritur, qui rimam timet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who directs someone against his will does not make him better, but worse**”
    • latin: [Non corrigit, sed laedit, qui invitum regit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He is not happy who does not believe he is happy**”
    • latin: [Non est beatus, esse se qui non putat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Being better is no good for the worst**”
    • latin: [Non est bonitas esse meliorem pessimo]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is not easy to attribute a crime to an innocent**”
    • latin: [Non facile de innocente crimen fingitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It’s not easy to keep to yourself what many people like**”
    • latin: [Non facile solus serves, quod multis placet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He is greatly benefited who quickly refuses**”
    • latin: [Non leve beneficium praestat qui breviter negat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Fortitude knows no concession to misfortune**”
    • latin: [Non novit virtus calamitati cedere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He is not unreasonable who knows he is stupid**”
    • latin: [Non pote non sapere, qui se sultum intellegit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Luck does not always have an open ear to requests**”
    • latin: [Non semper aurem facilem felicitas habet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “There is no disfiguring scar that is the result of bravery**”
    • latin: [Non turpis est cicatrix, quam virtus parit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He is not vanquished, but he is victorious who gives way to his nearest**”
    • latin: [Non vincitur, sed vincit, qui cedit suis]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “There is no greater punishment for a man than misfortune**”
    • latin: [Nulla hominum maior poena est quam infelicitas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Fate is never so good that you can’t complain**”
    • latin: [Nulla tam bona est Fortuna, de qua nihil possis queri]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “There is nothing easier for a bad guy than to find one like him**”
    • latin: [Nulli facilius quam malo invenies parem]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Mercy is not frowned upon anywhere**”
    • latin: [Nullo in loco male audit misericordia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The surest income is the one you save**”
    • latin: [Nullus est tam tutus quaestus, quam quod habeas parcere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who thinks what he fears is always unhappy**”
    • latin: [Nunquam non miser est, qui quod timeat cogitat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Danger can never be conquered without danger**”
    • latin: [Nunquam periclum sine periclo vincitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Smoke is never lacking where a fire has long burned**”
    • latin: [Nunquam, ubi diu fuit ignis defecit vapor]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Nowhere is it easier to hide guilt than in a crowd**”
    • latin: [Nusquam facilius culpa quam in turba latet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “We humans will die nowhere better than where we have lived happily**”
    • latin: [Nusquam melius morimur homines, quam ubi libenter viximus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What a sweet bitterness it is when joy is repulsed**”
    • latin: [O dulce tormentum, ubi reprimitur gaudium !]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The worst danger is the one that remains hidden**”
    • latin: [About pessimum periclum, quod opertum latet !]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Conscience is a silent torture!**”
    • latin: [O tacitum tormentum animi conscientia!]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “O life! Long for the unhappy, short for the happy**”
    • latin: [O vita misero longa, felici brevis!]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To be reviled in misfortune is worse than misfortune itself**”
    • latin: [Obiurgari in calamitate gravius est quam calamitas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The duties of the wife quickly become an abhorrence to the concubine**”
    • latin: [Obsequium nuptae cito fit odium paelicis]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Opportunity is hard to find, easy to lose**”
    • latin: [Occasio aegre offertur, facile amittitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A lost opportunity hard to come back**”
    • latin: [Occasio receptus difficiles habet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Death is beautiful when you have been in shameful captivity**”
    • latin: [Occidi est pulchrum, ignominiose ubi servias]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Love gently ignites in the eyes and completes in the arms**”
    • latin: [Oculi occulte amorem incipiunt, consuetudo perficit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The duty of kindness has no end**”
    • latin: [Officium benivoli animi finem non habet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “All in peace of mind obey where worthy rule**”
    • latin: [Omnes aequo animo parent, ubi digni imperant]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Those who sin secretly sin more securely**”
    • latin: [Omnes, cum occulte peccant, peccant tutius]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Any pleasure that is attractive to anyone is harmful**”
    • latin: [Omnis voluptas, quemcumque arrisit, nocet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A benefit is well done when it is remembered by the one who received it**”
    • latin: [Optime positum est beneficium, bene ubi meminit qui accipit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The best thing is to follow in the footsteps of your ancestors if they show you the right way**”
    • latin: [Optimum est maiorum vestigia se quis recte praecesserint]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Prepared tears indicate deception, not regret**”
    • latin: [Paratae lacrimae insidias, non flutum, indicator]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “An angry father is cruelest to himself**”
    • latin: [Parens iratus in se est crudelissimus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “If you politely decline, you are partially benefiting the requester**”
    • latin: [Pars benefici est, quod petitur si belle neges]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Suffering much, one reaches a state where one cannot suffer any longer**”
    • latin: [Patiendo multa venient, quae nequeas pati]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Patient and strong make themselves happy**”
    • latin: [Patiens et fortis se ipsum felicem facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Peace of soul has hidden wealth**”
    • latin: [Patientia animi occultas divitias habet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Few understand the gifts received from God**”
    • latin: [Paucorum est intellegere, quid donet deus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The wickedness of the few is the defeat of the many**”
    • latin: [Paucorum improbitas est multorum calamitas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Few don’t want to sin, but everyone knows how**”
    • latin: [Peccare pauci nolunt, nulli nesciunt]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You do the right thing when you take your friend’s mistakes as your own**”
    • latin: [Peccatum amici veluti tuum recte putes]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who quickly corrects himself diminishes his sin**”
    • latin: [Peccatum extenuat, qui celeriter corrigit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The only ruler of the world is money**”
    • latin: [Pecunia regiment est unum rerum omnium]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The silent pain of thinking of many worse things**”
    • latin: [Peiora multo cogitat mutus dolor]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Always think about what will keep you safe**”
    • latin: [Per quae sis tutus, illa semper cogites]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To the one who made you famous, show that you deserve it**”
    • latin: [Per quem sis clarus, illi quod sis imputes]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Only poverty puts an end to waste**”
    • latin: [Perdendi finem nemo nisi egestas facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Better to lose honest money than to receive dishonest**”
    • latin: [Perdidisse ad assem mallem, quam accepisse turpiter]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “If the recipient doesn’t remember the gift, then the giver didn’t give it but wasted it**”
    • latin: [Perdit, non donat, qui dat, nisi sit memoria]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Not an actual union, but the will creates a lasting marriage**”
    • latin: [Perenne coniugium animus, non corpus, facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To know the time of your death is to die at any moment**”
    • latin: [Pereundi scire tempus assidue est mori]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is easy for a happy person to do what his desires dictate**”
    • latin: [Perfacile quod vota imperant felix facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To resort to a subordinate is to put oneself in one’s own hands**”
    • latin: [Perfugere ad inferiorem, se ipsum est tradere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The brave overcomes dangers before they appear**”
    • latin: [Pericla qui audet ante vincit quam aspicit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The fearful sees danger even where there is none**”
    • latin: [Pericla timidus, etiam quae non sunt, videt]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who keeps his cool always wins**”
    • latin: [Perpetuo vincit, qui utitur clementia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “More friends win your table than your wits**”
    • latin: [Plures amicos mensa quam mens concipit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Fate protects the many rather than makes them safe**”
    • latin: [Plures tegit Fortuna, quam tutos facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To be defeated by lawlessness is worse than punishment**”
    • latin: [Plus est quam poena iniuriae succumbere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Living without hope for the poor is more than a punishment**”
    • latin: [Plus est quam poena sine spe miserum vivere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The punishment crawls to the villain and comes to achieve her goal**”
    • latin: [Poena ad malum serpens, iam cum properat, venit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The punishment becomes lighter when the pain subsides**”
    • latin: [Poena allevatur, ubi relaxatur dolor]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Punishment is sufficient for the offender when he humbly asks for forgiveness**”
    • latin: [Poenae sat est, qui laesit, cum supplex venit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The villain postpones his punishment, but he will not escape it**”
    • latin: [Poenam moratur improbus, non praeterit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Everyone who is useful to the fatherland serves the nation**”
    • latin: [Populi est mancipium, quisquis patriae est utilis]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The memory of a defeat creates a new defeat**”
    • latin: [Post calamitatem memoria alia est calamitas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The merciful powerful is public happiness**”
    • latin: [Potens misericors publica est felicitas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To argue with a significant other is to look for danger for yourself**”
    • latin: [Potenti irasci sibi periclum est quaerere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “In adversity, luck never helps**”
    • latin: [Potest nulla esse in adversis felicitas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The vengeful one is always present, even when absent**”
    • latin: [Praesens est semper, absens qui se ulciscitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To sin for one’s master may also be a virtue**”
    • latin: [Pro dominis peccare etiam virtutis loco est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A pain that kills another pain acts as a medicine**”
    • latin: [Pro medicina est dolor, dolorem qui necat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “If you cover the misdeeds of an honest man, you also abuse the law**”
    • latin: [Probi delicta neglegens, leges teras]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever benefits a good man, partly receives it himself**”
    • latin: [Probo beneficium qui dat, ex parte accipit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A good name for an honest man is the greatest legacy**”
    • latin: [Probo bona fama maxima est hereditas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “An honest freedman is like an adopted son**”
    • latin: [Probus libertus sine natura est filius]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who would like to help but cannot, is like a miserable person**”
    • latin: [Prodesse qui vult nec potest, aeque est miser]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To rush to judge is to commit a crime**”
    • latin: [Properare in iudicando est crimen quaerere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “In peacetime, anticipate what will be advantageous in war**”
    • latin: [Prospicere in pace oportet, quod bellum iuvet]
    • source: Publiliusz Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The wise will know enough by the expression on the face**”
    • latin: [Prudenti vultus etiam sermonis loco est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The wise get angry late and only once**”
    • latin: [Prudentis est irasci sero et semel]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The lost honor will never come back**”
    • latin: [Pudor dimissus nunquam redit in gratiam]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Shame is innate, it cannot be learned**”
    • latin: [Pudor doceri non potest, nasci potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whom not stopped by shame, cannot be broken by fear**”
    • latin: [Pudor si quem non flectit, non frangit timor]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who takes away the dignity of another loses his own**”
    • latin: [Pudorem alienum qui eripit, perdit suum]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Shame is a kind of bondage**”
    • latin: [Pudorem habere servitus quodammodo est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The withered rose is not to be looked for again**”
    • latin: [Quae deflorueritne iterum quaeratur rosa]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A finished friendship should not be started again**”
    • latin: [Quae desiit amicitia ne coepit quidem]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A woman who wants to be too beautiful refuses no one**”
    • latin: [Quae vult videri bella nimis, nulli negat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Happy is the one who has not encountered hatred in his life**”
    • latin: [Quam est felix vita quae sine odiis transiit!]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “How bad is he who blames others!**”
    • latin: [Quam malus est, culpam qui suam alterius facit!]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “How unhappy is he who dislikes compassion**”
    • latin: [Quam miser est, cui ingrata est misericordia!]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “How unhappy is he who cannot justify himself**”
    • latin: [Quam miser est, qui excusare sibi se non potest!]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is a very unfortunate aid that harms rather than supports!**”
    • latin: [Quam miserum auxilium est, ubi nocet quod sustinet!]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “How sad it is to be forced to humiliate someone you would like to save!**”
    • latin: [Quam miserum est cogi opprimere, quem salvum velis!]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What a misfortune it is to want death and not be able to die!**”
    • latin: [Quam miserum est mortem cupere nec posse emori!]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “How pathetic to complain about what has been done well!**”
    • latin: [Quam miserum est, bene quod feceris factum queri!]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What a misfortune it is when a vanquished evil is reborn!**”
    • latin: [Quam miserum est, cum se renovat consumptum malum!]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “How sad to lose what only a few can have!**”
    • latin: [Quam miserum est, id quod pauci habent, amittere!]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It’s sad when wisdom is conquered by chance!**”
    • latin: [Quam miserum est, ubi consilium casu vincitur!]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It’s sad when you’re taken prisoner by those who should protect you!**”
    • latin: [Quam miserum est, ubi te captant, qui defenderent!]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Sad are those duties that have no good effect!**”
    • latin: [Quam miserum officium est, quod successum non habet!]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who reprimands is unpleasant, but does no harm**”
    • latin: [Quamvis acerbus, qui coins, nulli nocet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What is useful to you, you consider right, even if it is not**”
    • latin: [Quamvis non rectum, quod iuvat, rectum putes]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The more sin comes later, the more heinous it begins**”
    • latin: [Quanto serius peccatur, tanto incipitur turpius]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What you can’t keep legally, keep it the wrong way**”
    • latin: [Quem bono tenere non potueris, contineas malo]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is wrong to also complain about the one you love**”
    • latin: [Quem diligas, etiam queri de ipso malum est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You hate the one you love if you don’t correct him**”
    • latin: [Quem diligas, ni recte moneas, oderis]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever has been touched by a bad reputation will hardly regain his good name**”
    • latin: [Quem fama semel oppressit, vix restituitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever seeks unhappiness will easily find it**”
    • latin: [Quemcumque quaerit calamitas, facile invenit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who pretends well, hurts his enemy more quickly**”
    • latin: [Qui bene dissimulat, citius inimico nocet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who forgives the fault of one encourages many to wrong**”
    • latin: [Qui culpae ignoscit uni, suadet pluribus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who coaxes himself when he has been insulted will become wiser in time**”
    • latin: [Qui cum dolet blanditur, post tempus sapit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The debtor does not love the creditor’s threshold**”
    • latin: [Qui debet, limen creditoris non amat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever serves wisely shares in power**”
    • latin: [Qui docte servit, partem dominatus tenet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who kills the sleeping takes revenge on the absent**”
    • latin: [Qui dormientem necat, absentem ulciscitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who expects to be asked diminishes duty**”
    • latin: [Qui exspectat ut rogetur, officium levat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever doubts the truth will make a bad decision**”
    • latin: [Qui in vero dubitat, male agit, cum deliberat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who serves against his will becomes unhappy, but he continues to serve**”
    • latin: [Qui invitus servit, fit miser, servit tamen]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who keeps his promise achieves what he intends**”
    • latin: [Qui ius iurandum servat, quovis pervenit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Who is afraid of defeat, suffers it less often**”
    • latin: [Qui metuit calamitatem, rarius accipit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who wishes to have many friends will also find enemies**”
    • latin: [Qui numerosis studet amicis, is etiam inimicos ferat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who, given the opportunity, does no harm helps you**”
    • latin: [Qui obesse, cum potest, non vult, prodest tibi]
    • source: Publiliusz Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who fears every trap will fall into none**”
    • latin: [Qui omnes insidias timet, in nullas incidit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Who can hide a mistake, cannot escape a mistake**”
    • latin: [Qui pote celare vitium, vitium non fugit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever can reject advice should be aware of it**”
    • latin: [Qui pote consilium fugere, sapere idem potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who can harm is also afraid when he does no harm**”
    • latin: [Qui pote nocere, timetur, cum etiam non nocet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who can change feelings can also stop feeling**”
    • latin: [Qui pote transferre amorem, pote deponere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who speaks for the innocent is eloquent enough**”
    • latin: [Qui pro innocente dicit, satis est eloquens]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who accuses himself cannot be accused by another**”
    • latin: [Qui se ipse accusat, accusari non potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who boasts himself will quickly find a mocker**”
    • latin: [Qui se ipse laudat cito derisorem invenit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who lives only for himself is rightly considered dead by others**”
    • latin: [Qui sibimet vivit, aliis merito est mortuus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who fears his friend teaches him to be afraid too**”
    • latin: [Qui timet amicum, amicus ut timeat, docet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who fears a friend does not know what friendship means**”
    • latin: [Qui timet amicum, vim non novit nominis]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who hesitates in punishing increases the number of the wicked**”
    • latin: [Qui ulcisci dubitat, improbos plures facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who comes to do harm always comes with consideration**”
    • latin: [Qui venit ut noceat, semper meditatus venit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whatever you give to a good man, you give partly to yourself**”
    • latin: [Quicquid bono concedas, des partem tibi]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whatever you undertake, think about what you want to achieve**”
    • latin: [Quicquid conaris, quo pervenias, cogites]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What happens to valor becomes fame**”
    • latin: [Quicquid fit cum virtute, fit cum gloria]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whatever Fortuna embellishes is quickly disregarded**”
    • latin: [Quicquid Fortuna exornat, cito contemnitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whatever becomes highest in the future is born from the greatest depth**”
    • latin: [Quicquid futurum est summum, ab imo nascitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Anything you have beyond what is necessary is superfluous**”
    • latin: [Quicquid plus quam necesse est possideas, premit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When you need to punish, any occasion is the best**”
    • latin: [Quicquid vindicandum est, omnis optima est occasio]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What good is money if you can’t use it?**”
    • latin: [Quid tibi pecunia opus est, si uti non potes?]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Some men are implacable enemies, some are gentle friends**”
    • latin: [Quidam inimici graves sunt amici leves]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Who would know of misfortune if pain were mute?**”
    • latin: [Quis miserum sciret, verba nisi haberet dolor?]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever has learned to do harm will remember it when given the opportunity**”
    • latin: [Quisquis nocere didicit, meminit cum potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “How will you protect yourself from thinking one thing and saying another?**”
    • latin: [Quo caveas, cum animus aliud, verba aliud petunt?]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The defects of age pass with age**”
    • latin: [Quod aetas vitium posuit, aetas auferet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Fearful things go unnoticed if you ignore them**”
    • latin: [Quod est timendum, decipit, si neglegas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The wise man is attentive both to the future and to the present**”
    • latin: [Quod est venturum, sapiens ut praesens cavet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What you think is fleeing often comes running towards you**”
    • latin: [Quod fugere credas, saepe solet occurrere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What is taken from the wicked is given to the honest**”
    • latin: [Quod improbis eripitur, donatur probis]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It’s foolish to save if you don’t know who it’s for**”
    • latin: [Quod nescias cui serves, stultum est parcere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You can search for what’s lost, but you can’t get it back**”
    • latin: [Quod periit quaeri pote, reprendi non potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Everyone, praising what he loves, commends himself**”
    • latin: [Quod quisque amat, laudando commendat sibi]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What is always given to you ready-made is not always good for you**”
    • latin: [Quod semper est paratum, non semper iuvat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What the old man says is considered wise advice**”
    • latin: [Quod senior loquitur, omnes consilium putant]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What you fear will come sooner than you expect**”
    • latin: [Quod timeas citius quam quod speres evenit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What is hard to achieve is more satisfying**”
    • latin: [Quod vix contingit, plus voluptatis parit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Desire thinks what it wants, not what is proper**”
    • latin: [Quod vult cupiditas cogitat, non quod decet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who is content with enough has what he wants**”
    • latin: [Quod vult, habet, qui velle quod satis est, potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whatever thing you hide, you bring fear upon yourself**”
    • latin: [Quodcumque celes, ipse tibi fias timor]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is robbery to take what you cannot return**”
    • latin: [Rapere est accipere, quod non possis reddere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You don’t borrow, you steal what you take against your will**”
    • latin: [Rapere est, non petere, quicquid invito auferas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What should be rare should be dear to you for a long time**”
    • latin: [Rarum esse oportet, quod diu carum velis]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Youth should be tamed with reason, not force**”
    • latin: [Ratione, non vi, vincenda adulescentia est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The one who settled the debt did not lose it**”
    • latin: [Reddit, non perdit, qui alienum solvere potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He reigns, not is subject, who does only what he wants**”
    • latin: [Regnat, non regitur, qui nihil nisi quod vult facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Only anger profits from delay**”
    • latin: [Rei nulli prodest mora nisi iracundiae]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Seek protection against lightning is in vain**”
    • latin: [Remedium frustra est contra fulmen quaerere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The bigger the thing, the more treacherous it is**”
    • latin: [Res quanto est major, tanto est insidiosior]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Anger usually goes unnoticed**”
    • latin: [Respicere nihil consuevit iracundia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The innocent accused is afraid not of the witness but of fate**”
    • latin: [Reus innocens Fortunam, non testem timet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “I wouldn’t want to be king so I wouldn’t have to be cruel**”
    • latin: [Rex esse nolim, ut esse crudelis velim]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Winning does not abolish competition**”
    • latin: [Rivalitatem non amat victoria]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is better to obey those who ask you than those who command you**”
    • latin: [Roganti melius quam imperanti pareas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To ask for a favor is a kind of bondage**”
    • latin: [Rogare officium servitus quodammodo est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To embarrass a friend is to lose one**”
    • latin: [Ruborem amico excutere amicum est perdere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is often enough to pretend revenge than to deliver it**”
    • latin: [Saepe dissimulare quam ulcissi satius fuit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “By forgiving you often give room for injustice**”
    • latin: [Saepe ignoscendo das/des iniuriae locum]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Often the eyes and ears of the common people are false witnesses**”
    • latin: [Saepe oculi et aures vulgi testes sunt mali]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “I was more often sorry that I spoke, never that I remained silent**”
    • latin: [Saepius locutum numquam me tacuisse penitet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You must eat a barrel of salt before you trust someone**”
    • latin: [Salis absumendus modius priusquam habeas fidem]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To save a man, one can commit lawlessness**”
    • latin: [Salutis causa bene fit homini iniuria]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is most sacred to remember what you owe to whom**”
    • latin: [Sanctissimum est meminisse, cui te debeas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Wisdom is a weapon against the whole world**”
    • latin: [Sapiens contra omnes arma fert, cum cogitat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The wise give lawlessness time to consider**”
    • latin: [Sapiens locum dat requiescendi iniuriae]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The sage, when he is silent, strongly denies**”
    • latin: [Sapiens, cum petitur, si tacet, graviter negat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who speaks truth is eloquent enough**”
    • latin: [Sat est disertus, pro quo loquitur veritas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Remembering a benefit is enough profit**”
    • latin: [Sat magna usura est pro beneficio memoria]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He is reasonably happy who can die whenever he wants**”
    • latin: [Satis est beatus, qui potest cum vult mori]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The enemy is enough to defeat, it is superfluous to slay him**”
    • latin: [Satis est superare inimicum, nimium est perdere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A judge who convicts the innocent condemns himself**”
    • latin: [Se damnat iudex, innocentem qui opprimit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Admonish friends discreetly, praise openly**”
    • latin: [Secreto admone amicos palam lauda]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “In poverty, confidence is great happiness**”
    • latin: [Secunda in paupertate Fortuna est fides]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The pain of a nursing mother is like the pain of a mother**”
    • latin: [Secundus est a matre nutricis dolor]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Citizens’ dissent is enemies’ opportunity**”
    • latin: [Seditio civium hostium est occasio]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Kindness always thinks she’s happy**”
    • latin: [Semper beatam se putat benignitas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “There is always a lack of prudence when urgent need arises**”
    • latin: [Semper consilium tunc deest, cum opus est maxime]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “An angry man always thinks he can do more than he can**”
    • latin: [Semper iratus plus se posse putat quam possit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The wise, being always careful, avoids misfortune**”
    • latin: [Semper metuendo sapiens evitat malum]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is always to be feared who may get angry**”
    • latin: [Semper metuendum, quicquid irasci potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Man is always more afraid of the unknown evil**”
    • latin: [Semper plus metuit animus ignotum malum]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Reason, not age, discovers wisdom**”
    • latin: [Sensus, non aetas invenit sapientiam]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is late to seek advice when danger has already arrived**”
    • latin: [Sero in periclis est consilium quaerere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “If you obey against your will, you are a slave, if voluntarily, a servant**”
    • latin: [Si invitus pares servus es si volens minister]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “If many (people) like your life, you shouldn’t like it**”
    • latin: [Si multis placerit vita tua tibi placere non poterit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “If you don’t want to live in fear, beware of everything**”
    • latin: [Si nihil velis timere, metuas omnia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Wickedness brings insult to itself**”
    • latin: [Sibi ipsa improbitas cogit fieri iniuriam]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who tramples the law deprives himself of the best aid**”
    • latin: [Sibi primum auxilium eripere est leges tollere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “If a person punishes himself, he is sorry for what he has done**”
    • latin: [Sibi supplicium ipse dat quem admissi paenitet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The wound of victory does not hurt**”
    • latin: [Sine dolore est vulnus, quod ferendum est cum victoria]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever supports a criminal becomes an accomplice**”
    • latin: [Socius fit culpae, qui nocentem sublevat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “In dangerous situations, boldness usually replaces prudence**”
    • latin: [Solet esse in dubiis pro consilio temeritas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Often one hour repays what took you many years**”
    • latin: [Solet hora, quod multi anni abstulerunt, reddere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Glory usually follows the path of work**”
    • latin: [Solet sequi laus, cum viam fecit labor]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Seeks solitude who wants to live with the innocent**”
    • latin: [Solitudinem quaerat qui vult cum innocentibus vivere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When a man feels shame, there is hope for improvement**”
    • latin: [Spes est salutis, ubi hominem obiurgate powder]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Hope comforts the poor, money comforts the stingy, death the unfortunate**”
    • latin: [Spes inopem, res avarum, walrus miserum levat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Also a thorn is nice when a rose appears**”
    • latin: [Spina etiam grata est, ex qua spectatur rosa]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Fools fear fate, wise men endure fate**”
    • latin: [Sulti timent Fortunam, sapientes ferunt]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is foolish to mock a favorite of the gods**”
    • latin: [Sultitia est insectari, quem di diligunt]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is foolish to complain about adversity when it is your fault**”
    • latin: [Stultum est queri de adversis, ubi culpa est tua]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is foolish to want to take revenge on another by harming yourself**”
    • latin: [Stultum est ulcisci velle alium poena sua]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is foolish to want to set your neighbor on fire for revenge**”
    • latin: [Stultum est vicinum velle ulcisci incendio]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Fortune takes away the sense of those whom it wants to lose**”
    • latin: [Stultum facit Fortuna, quem vult perdere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who protects the common also protects his own**”
    • latin: [Sua servat, qui salva esse vult communia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A kind man tries to persuade first, then to correct**”
    • latin: [Suadere primum, dein corrigere benivoli est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who cannot spare his own favors his enemies**”
    • latin: [Suis qui nescit parcere, inimicis favet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Power dependent on others quickly loses its power**”
    • latin: [Summissum Imperium non tenet vires suas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Being defeated by the stronger brings some satisfaction**”
    • latin: [Superari a superiore pars est gloriae]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To crush a man asking for mercy – that is not bravery, but cruelty**”
    • latin: [Supplicem hominem opprimere virtus non est, sed crudelitas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Suspecting an honest man is a silent resentment for him**”
    • latin: [Suspicio probatis tacita iniuria est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Suspicion itself creates enemies**”
    • latin: [Suspicio sibi ipsa rivales parit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Suspicious refuses to trust all**”
    • latin: [Suspiciosus omnium damnat fidem]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Righteousness always follows its brilliance**”
    • latin: [Suum sequitur lumen semper innocentia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Silence for a fool is a sign of wisdom**”
    • latin: [Taciturnitas stulto homini pro sapientia est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The judge, when passing a sentence, decides about himself as well as about the accused**”
    • latin: [Tam de se iudex iudicat quam de reo]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A miser is always short – whether he has or not**”
    • latin: [Tam deest avaro quod habet, quam quod non habet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The wise become angry late, but seriously**”
    • latin: [Tarde sed graviter sapiens mens irascitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “By touching everything, even the blind go safely**”
    • latin: [Temptando cuncta caeci quoque tuto ambulant]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He lays a treasure in the grave who makes an old man heir**”
    • latin: [Thesaurum in sepulcro ponit, qui senem heredem facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The timid says he is careful and the stingy says he is thrifty**”
    • latin: [Timidus cautum se vocat sordidum parcum]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Don’t irrigate other people’s fields while yours is dry**”
    • latin: [Tui cum sitiant ne agros alienos ripa]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “All are safe where one is defended**”
    • latin: [Tuti sunt omnes, unus ubi defenditur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When a poor man wants to appear rich, he loses**”
    • latin: [Ubi coepit ditem pauper imitari, perit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When you buy someone else’s, be careful not to sell your own**”
    • latin: [Ubi emas aliena, vendas necesse est tua]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Where destinies err, human plans fail**”
    • latin: [Ubi fata peccant, hominum consilia excidunt]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Where the innocent is condemned, part of his homeland is in exile**”
    • latin: [Ubi innocens damnatur, pars patriae exsulat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When the innocent fear, he condemns the judge**”
    • latin: [Ubi innocens formidat, damnat iudicem]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Where the accuser decides, it is not law but force that matters**”
    • latin: [Ubi judicat qui accusat, vis, non lex valet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Where freedom has fallen, no one dares to speak freely**”
    • latin: [Ubi libertas cecidit, audet libere nemo loqui]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Where no one is afraid of anything, something to be feared is born**”
    • latin: [Ubi nihil timetur, quod timeatur nascitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Where all sin, hope of remorse is lost**”
    • latin: [Ubi omnes peccant, spes querelae tollitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Where life is only constant fear, death is best**”
    • latin: [Ubi omnis vita metus est, mors est optima]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When the elder sins, the younger learns evil**”
    • latin: [Ubi peccat aetas major, male discit minor]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Where sin is quickly corrected, public opinion usually forgives**”
    • latin: [Ubi peccatum cito corrigitur, fama solet ignoscere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When you are with your loved ones and far from your homeland, you don’t miss your homeland**”
    • latin: [Ubi cum tuis sis, patriam non desideres]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Wherever there is honor, fidelity is always sacred**”
    • latin: [Ubicumque pudor est, semper ibi sancta est fides]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “One day brings punishment, many days mark it**”
    • latin: [Unus dies poenam affert, quam multi irrogant]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is right that one dies so that many may improve**”
    • latin: [Ut plures corrigantur, rite unus perit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Iron in furrow is more practical than brass in battle**”
    • latin: [Utilius ferrum est in sulco, quam orichalcum est in proelio]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A commander should consider all pros and cons**”
    • latin: [Utrumque casum aspicere debet, qui imperat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Regret follows quick decision**”
    • latin: [Velox consilium sequitur paenitentia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “For every word, it is important how you understood it**”
    • latin: [Verbum omne refert, in quam partem intellegas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When it comes to our salvation, even a lie counts as truth**”
    • latin: [Verum est, quod pro salute fit mendacium]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Tolerating an old insult, you invite a new one**”
    • latin: [Veterem ferendo iniuriam invites novam]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To conquer is noble, to oppress is cruel, to forgive is beautiful**”
    • latin: [Vincere est honestum, opprimere acerbum, pulchrum ignoscere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A good man knows no iniquity**”
    • latin: [Viri boni est nescire iniuriam pati]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What you cannot achieve with bravery, you can achieve with flattery**”
    • latin: [Virtute quod non possis, blanditia auferas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “No one can honestly reject the love of virtue**”
    • latin: [Virtuti amorem nemo honeste denegat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is better to trust courage than fate**”
    • latin: [Virtuti melius quam Fortunae creditur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Fear is an obstacle to all bravery**”
    • latin: [Virtutis omnis impedimentum est timor]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It’s fun to see what you’ve achieved through virtue**”
    • latin: [Virtutis spolia cum videt, gaudet labor]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The face of bravery has a share of victory in it**”
    • latin: [Virtutis vultus partem habet victoriae]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Nature makes a good husband, not social position**”
    • latin: [Virum bonum natura, non ordo facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A carefree life is like a royal life without any worries**”
    • latin: [Vita otiosa regnum est, et curae minus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is not the flesh but the will that creates the indecent act**”
    • latin: [Voluntas impudicum, non corpus facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Pleasure that is hard to find is the sweetest**”
    • latin: [Voluptas e difficili data dulcissima est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Hidden pleasure is more fear than joy**”
    • latin: [Voluptas tacita metus est magis quam gaudium]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It makes a huge difference whether you’re smart or just look smart**”
    • latin: [Vultu an natura sapiens sis, multum interest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It goes badly for the sick man who makes the doctor the beneficiary of his will”
    • latin: [Male secum agit aeger, medicum qui heredem facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The greatest empire may be lost by the misrule of its governors”
    • latin: [Male imperando summum imperium amittitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The doctor will be ill if everyone is well**”
    • latin: [Male habebit medicus nemo si male habuerit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whatever happens in trusting a lucky chance is wrong**”
    • latin: [Male geritur, quicquid geritur Fortunae fide]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Those who would do evil never fail to find a reason”
    • latin: [Male facere qui vult, nunquam non causam invenit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A bad word remembered becomes more painful**”
    • latin: [Male dictum interpretando facias acrius]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When you want to make a bad thing good, you should condemn it**”
    • latin: [Malam rem, cum velis honestare, improbes]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Evil by nature never need a teacher**”
    • latin: [Malae naturae nunquam doctore indigent]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A bad death is an affront to fate**”
    • latin: [Mala mors necessitatis contumelia est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It’s a bad idea to get used to someone else’s**”
    • latin: [Mala est voluntas ad alienum consuescere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Evil is medicine that works against nature**”
    • latin: [Mala est medicina, ubi aliquid naturae perit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Evil is the poverty that is born of abundance**”
    • latin: [Mala est inopia, ex copia quae nascitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It’s bad when you have to appeal to mercy**”
    • latin: [Mala causa est, quae requirit misericordiam]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A great crime [always] causes outrage**”
    • latin: [Magnum secum affert crimen indignatio]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “An heir by birth is more reliable than by will**”
    • latin: [Magis fidus heres nascitur quam scribitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “More can he who does not know what failure can mean**”
    • latin: [Mage valet, qui nescit quod calamitas valet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The envy of friends is more to be feared than the snares of enemies**”
    • latin: [Mage cavenda amicorum invidia quam insidiae hostium]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Profit cannot be made without another’s loss”
    • latin: [Lucrum sine damno alterius fieri non potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Harm is gain if it quenches the pain**”
    • latin: [Lucrum est dolorem posse damno exstinguere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Far away is all that desire demands**”
    • latin: [Longinquum est omne quod cupiditas flagitat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Dignity entrusted to an unworthy person is a shameful act**”
    • latin: [Loco ignominiae est apud indignum dignitas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Who hides in remote places lives by his law**”
    • latin: [Locis remotis qui latet, lex est sibi]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Give your tongue free rein when you seek the truth”
    • latin: [Licentiam des linguae, cum verum petas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Recklessness is guided not by reason but by caprice**”
    • latin: [Libido, non iudicium, est quod levitas sapit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Passion subdues everyone, even imperceptibly**”
    • latin: [Libido cunctos etiam sub vultu domat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The law sees the angry man, the angry man does not see the law**”
    • latin: [Lex videt iratum, iratus legem non vide]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “There is a universal law that commands that we shall be born and we shall die”
    • latin: [Lex universa est, quae iubet nasci et mori]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Fortune is fickle; she soon wants back what she has given”
    • latin: [Levis est Fortuna: cito reposcit, quod dedit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Anger has a habit of forgetting the law**”
    • latin: [Legem solet obliviscier iracundia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Guilty fear the law, the innocent fear fate**”
    • latin: [Legem nocens veretur, Fortunam innocens]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “If a new fame is not born, the old one also dies**”
    • latin: [Laus nova nisi oritur, etiam vetus amittitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Fire, if it does not burn anything, cannot spread**”
    • latin: [Late ignis lucere, ut nihil urat, non potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Promiscuity and respectability are never compatible**”
    • latin: [Lascivia et laus nunquam habent concordiam]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You make a mistake once; if you do it again, it’s already your fault**”
    • latin: [Lapsus ubi semel sis, sit tua culpa, si iterum cecideris]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The pain of the enemy is the remedy for the pain experienced**”
    • latin: [Laeso doloris remedium inimici est dolor]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Acquitting the guilty convicts the judge”
    • latin: [Iudex damnatur, cum nocens absolvitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Only variety can bring pleasure**”
    • latin: [Iucundum nihil est, nisi quod reficit varietas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Pleasant is the stain of the enemy’s blood**”
    • latin: [Iucunda macula est ex inimici sanguine]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever left a trail before, paved the way for others**”
    • latin: [Iter est, quacumque dat prior vestigium]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “So trust your friend that you leave no room for enmity**”
    • latin: [Ita crede amico, ne sit inimico locus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Treat your friend as if he could soon become your enemy**”
    • latin: [Ita amicum habeas, posse ut facile fieri hunc inimicum putes]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who wants least needs least”
    • latin: [Is minimum eget mortalis, qui minimum cupit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To call yourself happy is to provoke disaster”
    • latin: [Irritare est calamitatem, cum te felicem voces]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When angry, whatever he says comes out of his mouth as an accusation**”
    • latin: [Iratus nihil non criminis loquitur loco]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When angry, he also considers vice to be a good solution**”
    • latin: [Iratus facinus etiam consilium putat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Avoid the angry quickly, the enemy constantly**”
    • latin: [Iratum breviter vites, inimicum diu]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The individual who conquers his/her anger overcomes a very great enemy**”
    • latin: [Iracundiam qui vincit, hostem superat maximum]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When you keep someone against their will, you encourage them to leave**”
    • latin: [Invitum cum retineas, exire incites]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever passes by sin invites sin**”
    • latin: [Invitat culpam, qui peccatum praeterit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Only the brave or the fortunate are able to endure envy”
    • latin: [Invidiam ferre aut fortis aut felix potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Envy angers silently, but hostilely**”
    • latin: [Invidia tacite, sed inimice irascitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Jealousy says what it thinks, not what it really is**”
    • latin: [Invidia id loquitur quod videt, non quod subest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Submission is sometimes half the stupidity**”
    • latin: [Interdum habet stultitiae partem facilitas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The desire for wealth is organized poverty**”
    • latin: [Instructa inopia est in divitiis cupiditas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Invectives are never silent**”
    • latin: [Invectae vocis numquam libertas tacet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To poverty many things are lacking; to avarice, everything”
    • latin: [Inopiae desunt multa, avaritiae omnia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The one who gives quickly gives a double benefit to the needy”
    • latin: [Inopi beneficium bis dat, qui dat celeriter]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The remedy for offenses is to forget them”
    • latin: [Iniuriarum remedium est oblivio]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You commit a crime yourself if you don’t act against it**”
    • latin: [Iniuriam ipse facias, ubi non vindices]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is easier to commit injustice than to endure it**”
    • latin: [Iniuriam facilius facias quam feras]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The ears bear insult more easily than the eyes**”
    • latin: [Iniuriam aures facilius quam oculi ferunt]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To take revenge on an enemy is like getting a second life**”
    • latin: [Inimicum ulcisci vitam accipere est alteram]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The wise fear an enemy, no matter how small”
    • latin: [Inimicum quamvis humilem docti est metuere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The loss of an enemy does not cause tears**”
    • latin: [Inimico exstincto exitium lacrimae non habent]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Pleas never reach the enemy’s heart**”
    • latin: [Inimici ad animum nullae conveniunt preces]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “One ungrateful man does an injury to all who are wretched”
    • latin: [Ingratus unus omnibus miseris nocet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The benefits (of a thing) are not welcome to those for whom fear is a companion”
    • latin: [Ingrata sunt beneficia, quibus comes est metus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A noble mind cannot bear verbal insult**”
    • latin: [Ingenuus animus non fert vocis verbera]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You insult honor when you ask a person without honor**”
    • latin: [Ingenuitatem laedas, cum indignum roges]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Nobility accepts no insult**”
    • latin: [Ingenuitas non recipit contumeliam]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The subordinate knows every sin of the superior**”
    • latin: [Inferior rescit, quicquid peccat superior]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Laziness is expressed in avoiding effort**”
    • latin: [Inertia indicatur, cum fugitur labor]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Saying no to work is laziness**”
    • latin: [Inertia est laboris excusatio]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Doubt is half the wisdom**”
    • latin: [Incertus animus dimidium est sapientiae]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “In love, joy is always at odds with suffering**”
    • latin: [In Venere semper certat dolor et gaudium]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To sin in a shameful thing is to sin twice**”
    • latin: [In turpi re peccare bis delinquere est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “In times of crisis, boldness is all”
    • latin: [In rebus dubiis plurimi est audacia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The greedy individual is good to no one, but to himself he is the worst”
    • latin: [In nullum avarus bonus est, in se pessimus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “For the poor, injustice easily becomes immense**”
    • latin: [In misero facile fit potens iniuria]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “In poverty, even life itself is an insult**”
    • latin: [In miseria vita etiam contumelia est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “No one is accustomed to hoping for good things in the midst of adversity, except the one who does no harm”
    • latin: [In malis sperare bene nisi innocens nemo solet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “In pronouncing judgment, haste is criminal”
    • latin: [In iudicando criminosa est celeritas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To an unhappy man, a smile is also an insult**”
    • latin: [In calamitoso risus etiam iniuria est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “In love, anger is always a liar**”
    • latin: [In amore semper mendax iracundia est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The cause of unhappiness is always sought in love**”
    • latin: [In amore semper causa damni quaeritu]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “In love, beauty matters more than social position**”
    • latin: [In amore forma plus valet quam auctoritas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You sin with impunity against those who have sinned before**”
    • latin: [Impune pecces in eum, qui peccat prior]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who repents of his sins only sins unintentionally**”
    • latin: [Imprudens peccat, quem peccati paenitet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The one who suffers shipwreck twice is unjust to blame Neptune”
    • latin: [Improbe Neptunum accusat, qui iterum naufragium facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The culprit is convicted on the day the crime was committed**”
    • latin: [Illo nocens se damnat, quo peccat die]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Man tends to forgive those who are ashamed of their guilt**”
    • latin: [Ignoscere hominum est, ubi pudet cui ignoscitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Fire also retains its heat in iron**”
    • latin: [Ignis calorem suum etiam in ferro tenet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “There is always victory where is agreement**”
    • latin: [Ibi semper est victoria, ubi concordia est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Where laws have their power, there is a strong nation**”
    • latin: [Ibi pote valere populus, ubi leges valent]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Alleged crime is made heavier by silence**”
    • latin: [Iactum tacendo crimen facias acrius]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Every virtue remains hidden unless publicity makes it visible**”
    • latin: [Iacet omnis virtus, fama nisi late patet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A poor man cannot fall either from high or hard**”
    • latin: [Humilis nec alte cadere, nec graviter potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The best competition is in the service of humanity**”
    • latin: [Humanitatis optima est certatio]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Honor decorates the honest man, and stigmatizes the dishonest man**”
    • latin: [Honos honestum decorat inhonestum notat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Noble reputation is the second inheritance**”
    • latin: [Honestus rumor alterum est patrimonium]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You insult honesty when you defend a dishonest person**”
    • latin: [Honestum laedis cum pro indigno intervenis]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Acts with dignity who succumbs to the course of time**”
    • latin: [Honeste servit qui succumbit tempori]
    • description: in the sense: we should accept whatever appear ahead us; then we will keep our dignity
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Rightly spare the dishonest to protect the honest**”
    • latin: [Honeste parcas improbo ut parcas probo]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The end justifies the means”
    • latin: [Honesta turpitudo est pro causa bona]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A man, when he is merciful towards an unhappy man, thinks of himself**”
    • latin: [Homo, qui in homine calamitoso est misericors, meminit sui]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Man has been lent to life, not given”
    • latin: [Homo vitae commodatus non donatus est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A person dies as often as he loses his loved ones”
    • latin: [Homo totiens moritur quotiens amitit suos]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A man always thinks something other than what fate has destined for him**”
    • latin: [Homo semper aliud Fortuna aliud cogitat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Happiness is invented so that a person can be unhappy**”
    • latin: [Homo ne sit sine dolore Fortunam invenit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A man, when angry, is beside himself”
    • latin: [Homo extra corpus est suum cum irascitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A man runs out of ideas when he encounters too many possibilities**”
    • latin: [Homini tunc deest consilium cum multa invenit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Poverty forces a man to experience everything**”
    • latin: [Hominem experiri multa paupertas iubet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Opportunity can often break an honest man**”
    • latin: [Hominem etiam frugi flectit saepe occasio]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “How terrible is he who thinks that death does not concern him**”
    • latin: [Heu, quam est timendus qui mori tutum putat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Alas!, how difficult is the custody of glory!**”
    • latin: [Heu, quam difficilis gloriae custodia est!]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Ah, how poor is the one who has no voice in suffering**”
    • latin: [Heu, dolor quam miser est, qui in tormento vocem non habet!]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Ah, what a heavy slavery conscience is!**”
    • latin: [Heu, conscientia animi gravis est servitus!]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Ah, how many things must be regretted by a man who lives long**”
    • latin: [Heu quam multa paenitenda incurunt vivendo diu]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Ah, how reluctantly he learns to serve who has learned to rule**”
    • latin: [Heu quam miserum est discere servire ubi sis doctus dominari]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Ah, how bad it is to be hurt by one who cannot be blamed**”
    • latin: [Heu quam miserum est ab eo laedi, de quo non possis quaeri]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The weeping of an heir is laughter under a mask”
    • latin: [Heredis fletus sub persona risus est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is better to endure this heir that is already there than to look for a new one**”
    • latin: [Heredem ferre utilius est quam quaerere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A smooth tongue makes its own poison”
    • latin: [Habet suum venenum blanda oratio]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “In misfortune he finds help who, being in happiness, helped**”
    • latin: [Habet in adversis auxilia, qui in secundis comodat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Multiple marriages are frowned upon**”
    • latin: [Habent locum maledicti crebrae nuptiae]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The evil that befalls the inexperienced is more harmful**”
    • latin: [Gravius nocet, quodcumque inexpertum accidit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The worst evil is that which is inaccessible to our eyes**”
    • latin: [Gravius malum omne est, quod sub adspectu latet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The power of custom is most weighty”
    • latin: [Gravissimum est imperium consuetudinis]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The wrath of an honest man is the heaviest**”
    • latin: [Gravissima est probi hominis iracundia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The enemy that hides in your heart is much more dangerous**”
    • latin: [Gravis est inimicus is, qui latet in pectore]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A serious mind does not hesitate when making decisions**”
    • latin: [Gravis animus dubiam non habet sententiam]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is a heavy punishment for the soul to regret after the fact**”
    • latin: [Gravis animi poena est, quem post facti paenitet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Prejudice is hard when it’s not based on good judgment**”
    • latin: [Grave praeiudicium est, quod iudicium non habet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What you have given with joy is hard to receive with sorrow**”
    • latin: [Grave est quod laetus dederis tristem recipere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A heavy accusation, even when mildly spoken, hurts**”
    • latin: [Grave crimen, etiam leviter cum est dictum, nocet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He sins twice who is not ashamed of transgression**”
    • latin: [Geminat peccatum, quem delicti non pudet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Those who do not want to be defeated fight to the death**”
    • latin: [Functuri pugnant, ne se superari sinant]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Patience, too often put to the test, leads to rage**”
    • latin: [Furor fit laesa saepius patientia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Lightning is where power resides with anger**”
    • latin: [Fulmen est, ubi cum potestate habitat iracundia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is in vain for one who does not receive compassion to ask**”
    • latin: [Frustra rogatur, qui misereri non potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Frustrated, when he has come to old age, he repeats his youth”
    • latin: [Frustra cum ad senectam ventum est, repetas adulescentiam]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Thrifty is a fancy word for poverty**”
    • latin: [Frugalitas miseria est rumoris boni]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Consciousness restrains language**”
    • latin: [Frenos imponit linguae conscientia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Accepting what you can’t give back is cheating**”
    • latin: [Fraus est accipere, quod non possis reddere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is easier to find fortune than to keep hold of it”
    • latin: [Fortunam citius reperias quam retineas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Fortune is like glass; when it sparkles, it is broken”
    • latin: [Fortuna vitrea est: tum cum splendet frangitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “After Fortune has broken something, it’s useless to try to repair it”
    • latin: [Fortuna unde aliquid fregit, cassum est reficere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Happiness can be more important to a person than reason**”
    • latin: [Fortuna in homine plus quam consilium valet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Fortune is never content that it caused failure once**”
    • latin: [Fortuna obesse nulli contenta est semel]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who is too favored by fortune deprives him of reason**”
    • latin: [Fortuna nimium quem fovet, stultum facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When Fortune flatters, she does it to betray”
    • latin: [Fortuna cum blanditur, captatum venit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A handsome face is a silent recommendation”
    • latin: [Formosa facies muta commendatio est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Trust, once gone, is hard to come back**”
    • latin: [Fides in animum, unde abiit, vix nunquam redit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He who loses trust has nothing more to lose**”
    • latin: [Fidem qui perdit, nihil pote ultra perdere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A person who has not had trust cannot lose it**”
    • latin: [Fidem nemo unquam perdit, nisi qui non habet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Endure and blame no one for what you can’t change**”
    • latin: [Feras, non culpes quod mutari non potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Endure what hurts so that you can endure what benefits you**”
    • latin: [Feras quod laedit, ut quod prodest perferas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Endure the hard so you can endure the easy**”
    • latin: [Feras difficilia, ut facilia perferas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To rule a woman’s nature is to lose all hope of peace**”
    • latin: [Feminae naturam regere desperare est otium]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Happy dishonesty is the defeat of the noble**”
    • latin: [Felix improbitas optimorum est calamitas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “In difficult matters, happiness is achieved through bravery**”
    • latin: [Felicitatem in dubiis virtus impetra]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The one who flees from the court confesses to a crime**”
    • latin: [Fatetur facinus is qui iudicium fugit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The master is a slave when he fears those whom he commands**”
    • latin: [Famulatur dominus, ubi timet quibus imperat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Many strive for publicity, few for a clear conscience**”
    • latin: [Famam curant multi pauci conscientiam]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “False slander is an unkindly lie**”
    • latin: [Falsum maledictum malevolum mendacium est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Even falsehood can be true if the overlord so decides**”
    • latin: [Falsum etiam est verum, quod constituit superior]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Fortune takes a step that no one sees**”
    • latin: [Facit gradum Fortuna, quem nemo videt]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Honor grows easier than it is born**”
    • latin: [Facilius crescit quam inhoatur dignitas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Gullibility can lead to stupidity**”
    • latin: [Facilitas animi ad partem stultitiae rapit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You’ll easily find folk to do kindnesses by cultivating those who have done them”
    • latin: [Facile invenies qui bene faciant, cum qui fecerunt coles]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The end always judges what was earlier**”
    • latin: [Extrema semper de ante factis iudicant]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “An outcast who has no home is like a dead man who has no grave**”
    • latin: [Exsul, ubi ei nusquam domus est, sine sepulcro est mortuus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever turns away from his homeland chooses exile**”
    • latin: [Exsilium patitur, patriae qui se denegat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Chance harms the powerful much easier**”
    • latin: [Excelsis multo facilius casus nocet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “From the faults of another a wise man will correct his own”
    • latin: [Ex vitio alterius sapiens emendat suum]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “After a long dispute, reconciliation is more beautiful**”
    • latin: [Ex lite multa, gratia est formosior]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Human grief made Fortune a goddess**”
    • latin: [Ex hominum questu facta Fortuna est dea]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Even without a legal provision, remorse alone is a punishment**”
    • latin: [Etiam sine lege poena est conscientia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Even those who commit lawlessness hate lawlessness**”
    • latin: [Etiam qui faciunt, oderunt iniuriam]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is right to keep your word also in the face of a sinner**”
    • latin: [Etiam peccanti recte praestatur fides]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is sometimes expedient to forget who (or what) you are”
    • latin: [Etiam oblivisci quid sis, interdum expedit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Pain makes even the innocent man a liar**”
    • latin: [Etiam innocentes cogit mentiri dolor]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Good faith is right when dealing with the enemy**”
    • latin: [Etiam hosti est aequus, qui habet in consilio fidem]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “In desire, swiftness itself is delay**”
    • latin: [Etiam celeritas in desiderio mora est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Even one hair has a shadow”
    • latin: [Etiam capillus unus habet umbram suam]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Often times it is bad to get used to what is good**”
    • latin: [Etiam bonis saepe malum est assuescere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The poor’s thinking is sometimes insufficient and sometimes excessive**”
    • latin: [Et deest et superest miseris cogitatio]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is always deeply ignorant not to know when things are wrong**”
    • latin: [Est utique profunda ignorantia nescire, quod pecces]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Those who consider what they took by force are wrong**”
    • latin: [Errat datum qui sibi quod extortum est putat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “An angry one should take his weapon away, not give it**”
    • latin: [Eripere telum, non dare irato decet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Ah, how sad it is when we fear the arrival of old age**”
    • latin: [Eheu! quam miserum est, fieri metuendo senem!]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To escape greed is a great victory**”
    • latin: [Effugere cupiditatem regnum est vincere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is difficult to deny a supervisor’s request**”
    • latin: [Durum est negare superior, cum supplicat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Kindness is double, especially when it comes quickly**”
    • latin: [Duplex fit bonitas, simul accessit celeritas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • When life is beautiful, it is easier to die**”
    • latin: [Dum est vita grata, mortis condicio optima est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Also avoid sweet things as they can become bitter**”
    • latin: [Dulce etiam fugias, fieri quod amarum potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Soldiers’ bravery lies in the commander’s prudence**”
    • latin: [Ducis in consilio posita est virtus militum]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Thanks to the request of the stronger, you also become stronger in part**”
    • latin: [Dominari ex parte est, cum superior supplicat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Pain diminishes where it cannot grow**”
    • latin: [Dolor decrescit, ubi, quo crescat, non habet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Suffering of the soul is much heavier than the suffering of the body**”
    • latin: [Dolor animi multo gravior est quam corporis]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When you call a man ungrateful, it’s like using all the bad words**”
    • latin: [Dixeris maledicta cuncta, cum ingratum hominem dixeris]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You have to prepare for war for a long time in order to win faster**”
    • latin: [Diu apparandum est bellum ut vincas celerius]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A merciful judge weakens the law”
    • latin: [Dissolvitur lex, cum fit iudex misericors]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “By disagreement, consent becomes more expensive**”
    • latin: [Discordia fit carior concordia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Next day is the student of the previous one**”
    • latin: [Discipulus est prioris posteriori dies]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A loss we do not know is not a loss**”
    • latin: [Dimissum quod nescitur, non amittitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Accusations must not be obeyed easily**”
    • latin: [Difficilem habere oportet aurem ad crimina]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is difficult for pain to come to terms with patience**”
    • latin: [Difficile est dolori convenire cum patientia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Be careful, today is quickly taking away what yesterday gave you**”
    • latin: [Dies quod donat timeas: cito raptum venit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A cry of women makes their lie credible **”
    • latin: [Didicere flere feminae in mendacium]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “I think the gods laugh when a happy man approaches them with a request**”
    • latin: [Deos ridere credo, cum felix vocat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To deliberate about useful things is the safest delay”
    • latin: [Deliberare utilia mora tutissima est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “One has to consider many times, decide only once**”
    • latin: [Deliberandum est saepe statuendum est semel]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When we reflect, we often miss an opportunity**”
    • latin: [Deliberando saepe perit occasio]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Wisdom can be learned through reflection**”
    • latin: [Deliberando discitur sapientia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You’ll find more friends in the evening than in the morning**”
    • latin: [Decima hora amicos plures quam prima repperies]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Do not speak ill of your enemy, but plan it”
    • latin: [De inimico ne loquaris male sed cogites]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Damage is the profit that results from bad reputation**”
    • latin: [Damnum appellandum est cum mala fama lucrum]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Condemned man’s words have a voice, but they have no strength**”
    • latin: [Damnati lingua vocem habet, vim non habet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To rebuke someone who needs help is to condemn him**”
    • latin: [Damnare est obiurgare, cum auxilio est opus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Desire and anger are the worst advisors”
    • latin: [Cupido atque ira consultores pessimi]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What can happen to any can happen to all”
    • latin: [Cunctis potest accidere quod cuivis potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When wrongs do benefit, the one who does good goes astray**”
    • latin: [Cum vitia prosunt, peccat, qui recte facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When the wise overcomes himself, he is by no means defeated**”
    • latin: [Cum se ipse vincit sapiens minime vincitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is dangerous when the subordinate is looking for something that the superior is hiding**”
    • latin: [Cum periclo inferior querit quod superior occulit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Reconciling with the enemy is a risk for everyone**”
    • latin: [Cum inimico nemo in gratiam tuto redit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When you forgive your enemy, you also make many thankful friends**”
    • latin: [Cum inimico ignoscis amicos gratis complures acquiris]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When you give a reward to a miser, you encourage him to do harm**”
    • latin: [Cum das avaro praemium, ut nocet rogas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When you are in love you are not wise, or rather, when you are wise you do not fall in love”
    • latin: [Cum ames non sapias, aut cum sapias non ames]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The best consolation is no guilt**”
    • latin: [Culpa vacare maximum est solatium]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Patience is the cure for all suffer”
    • latin: [Cuivis dolori remedium est patientia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To whom even friends wish death, this one is hated by all**”
    • latin: [Cuius mortem amici expectant, vitam cives oderunt]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “If you refuse to someone you have always given to, it is as if you invited him to a robbery**”
    • latin: [Cui semper dederis, ubi neges, rapere imperes]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever has consent to more than is reasonable wants more than can**”
    • latin: [Cui plus licet quam par est, plus vult quam licet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The one everyone talks about has the best in the world**”
    • latin: [Cui omnes bene dicunt, possidet populi bona]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “One who does not have a home of his own is like a dead person without burial**”
    • latin: [Cui nusquam domus est sine sepulcro est mortuus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When you don’t want to be angry with someone often, get angry once, but good**”
    • latin: [Cui nolis saepe irasci, irascaris semel]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A cruel man is not moved by other people’s tears, but feeds on them**”
    • latin: [Crudelis lacrimis pascitur, non frangitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is cruel to kill a child, not courage**”
    • latin: [Crudelis est, non fortis, qui infantem necat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “In misfortune, rebuke is cruel**”
    • latin: [Crudelis est in re adversa obiurgatio]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “An impatient patient makes the doctor cruel**”
    • latin: [Crudelem medicum intemperans aeger facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever wants to die wants to leave a bad life behind**”
    • latin: [Crimen relinquit vitae, qui mortem appetit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whenever you roll the dice, you will get a different result each time**”
    • latin: [Crebro si iacias aliud alias iaceris]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “By forgiving a fool often, you make a fool unrighteous**”
    • latin: [Crebro ignoscendo facies de stulto improbum]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever is always afraid is punished every day**”
    • latin: [Cotidie multatur, qui semper timet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Today is worse than yesterday**”
    • latin: [Cotidie est deterior posterior dies]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Pain is hardly tolerated by reason**”
    • latin: [Convenire cum dolore difficile est sapientiae]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A free and noble man cannot bear to be insulted**”
    • latin: [Contumeliam nec fortis pote nec ingenuus pati]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “There are shared tears where the merciful one**”
    • latin: [Contubernia sunt lacrimarum ubi misericors miserum adspicit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Against the unintelligent, excessive nobility is foolish**”
    • latin: [Contra imprudentem stulta est nimia ingenuitas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “In the face of the enemy one has to be either bold or humble**”
    • latin: [Contra hostem aut fortem oportet esse aut suplicem]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Even a god can’t do much against a happy man**”
    • latin: [Contra felicem vix deus vires habet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is unpleasant to touch painful things**”
    • latin: [Contingere est molestum quae cuiquam dolent]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Contempt for the wise is worse than insulting the foolish**”
    • latin: [Contemni (sapienti) gravius est quam stulto percuti]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Time is man’s best advisor**”
    • latin: [Consultor homini tempus utilissimus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “We bear the old flaws and criticize the new ones**”
    • latin: [Consueta vitia ferimus, nova reprendimus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Many find advice, but only the wise find the solution**”
    • latin: [Consilium inveniunt multi, sed docti explicant]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The prudent in doubts consults**”
    • latin: [Consilium in dubiis remedium prudentis est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You will conquer more surely by prudence than by passion”
    • latin: [Consilio melius vincas quam iracundia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Watch what you say, not what you think**”
    • latin: [Considera quid dicas, non quid cogites]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Take care of your conscience more than your opinion**”
    • latin: [Conscientiae potius qum famae attenderis]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Conscience is deaf to the pleas of the tongue**”
    • latin: [Conscientia animi nullas invenit linguae preces]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He dies twice who perishes by his own weapons”
    • latin: [Bis interimitur, qui suis armis perit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Twice happy is the one who was earlier unhappy**”
    • latin: [Bis ille miser est ante qui felix fuit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To die at someone else’s wish is to die twice**”
    • latin: [Bis emori est alterius arbitrio mori]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The kind man even questions his own motive for giving”
    • latin: [Benignus etiam causam dandi cogitat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Union of souls is greater than any kinship”
    • latin: [Coniunctio animi maxima est cognatio]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A shipwreck that is common to all is a consolation”
    • latin: [Commune naufragium omnibus solatio est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A well-spoken companion on the road is as good as a carriage”
    • latin: [Comes facundus in via pro vehiculo est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A request is an order when the supervisor asks**”
    • latin: [Cogit rogando quum rogat potentior]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You must make a lover angry if you wish him to love”
    • latin: [Cogas amantem irasci, amari si velis]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Forgetfulness is a defense against civil war**”
    • latin: [Civilis belli oblivio defensio est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The joys of the wicked soon end with their downfall**”
    • latin: [Cito improborum laeta ad perniciem cadunt]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The fame of a proud man quickly turns into infamy**”
    • latin: [Cito gloria]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You are quickly relieved of guilt when you regret an act**”
    • latin: [Cito culpam effugias, si incurrisse paenitet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The danger we despise comes quickest upon us”
    • latin: [Citius venit periclum, cum contemnitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A scar on my conscience hurts like a wound**”
    • latin: [Cicatrix conscientiae pro vulnere est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “No occasion to be alert is to be overlooked”
    • latin: [Cavendi nulla est dimittenda occasio]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Be careful about starting something you may regret”
    • latin: [Cave quicquam incipias, quod peniteat postea]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Always beware of those who have deceived you once**”
    • latin: [Cave illum semper qui tibi imposuit semel]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Don’t consider someone you haven’t tried as a friend**”
    • latin: [Cave amicum credas, nisi si quem probaveris]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A misfortune that often passes by you may one day hit you**”
    • latin: [Casus quem saepe transit aliquando invenit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A chaste wife acquires an influence over her husband by obeying him”
    • latin: [Casta ad virum matrona parendo imperat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He is most free from danger, who, even when safe, is on his guard”
    • latin: [Caret periclo, qui etiam cum est tutus cavet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Camel, wanting horns, lost his ears**”
    • latin: [Camelus cupiens cornua aures perdidit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To have comrades in misfortune is consolation for the unhappy**”
    • latin: [Calamitatum habere socios miseris est solatio]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The eyes are blind when the mind is busy elsewhere**”
    • latin: [Caeci sunt oculi, cum animus alias res agit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Keep the memory of anger as short as possible**”
    • latin: [Brevissima esto memoria iracundiaer]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Our life is short but is made longer by misfortunes”
    • latin: [Brevis ipsa vita est sed malis fit longior]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Just remembering to be angry is a brief moment of anger**”
    • latin: [Breve ira ipsa est memoria iracundia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A good person is one who is good for everyone**”
    • latin: [Bonus vir nemo est nisi qui bonus est omnibus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “An honest man never submits to a erring person**”
    • latin: [Bonus animus numquam erranti obsequium commodat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A good person gets angry more when he is more insulted**”
    • latin: [Bonus animus laesus gravius multo irascitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What is good is suppressed, but never extinguished”
    • latin: [Bonum quod est, supprimitur, numquam exstinguitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is good to see in the misfortune of another what we should shun ourselves”
    • latin: [Bonum est fugienda aspicere in alieno malo]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is also good to provide enemies with a good word**”
    • latin: [Bonum est etiam bona verba inimicis reddere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “In a good man, anger wears off quickly**”
    • latin: [Bonum ad virum cito moritur iracundia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Poor, ready to help is a remorse for the rich**”
    • latin: [Bonorum crimen officiosus est miser]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The severity of a good man is the closest to justice**”
    • latin: [Bono iustitiae proxima est severitas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is quite unrighteous to pretend to be kind**”
    • latin: [Bonitatis verba imitari maior malitia est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He hurts the good who spares the bad”
    • latin: [Bonis nocet quisquis pepercerit malis]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “An honest man does not cheat even at the hour of his death”
    • latin: [Boni est viri etiam in morte nullum fallere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Nothing is worse than being accustomed to good things”
    • latin: [Bonarum rerum consuetudo pessima est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The disgrace that protects against danger may turn out to be beneficial**”
    • latin: [Bona turpitudo est, quae periclum vindicat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Acquired goods, if not put to good use, are merely a burden**”
    • latin: [Bona quae veniunt nisi sustineantur opprimunt]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “People’s good opinion is more certain than money**”
    • latin: [Bona opinio hominum tutior pecunia est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “There is no hour good for one man that is not bad for another”
    • latin: [Bona nemini hora est, ut non alicui sit mala]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A death that ends human suffering is good**”
    • latin: [Bona mors est homini vitae quae exstinguit mala]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Money is put to good use when it is used wisely**”
    • latin: [Bona imperante animo bono est pecunia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A good reputation keeps also in dark times its own gloss”
    • latin: [Bona fama in tenebris proprium splendorem tenet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “There is good shipping that connects honest people**”
    • latin: [Bona est bonos quem iungit navigatio]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The one has compassion is well protected**”
    • latin: [Bona comparat praesidia misericordia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever is right is not afraid of any judge**”
    • latin: [Bona causa nullum iudicem verebitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “With allure – not on command – sweet Love arises**”
    • latin: [Blanditia non imperio fit dulcis Venus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He conquers twice who conquers himself in victory”
    • latin: [Bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You wander twice when you submit to the erring one**”
    • latin: [Bis peccas, cum peccanti obsequium commodas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He is doubly destroyed who perishes by his own arms”
    • latin: [Bis interimitur, qui suis armis perit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Twice miserable is the one who was happy before”
    • latin: [Bis ille miser est ante qui felix fuit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Gratitude will be doubled if you voluntarily offered**”
    • latin: [Bis fiet gratum, quod opus est, ultro si offeras]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To die at someone else’s wish is to die twice**”
    • latin: [Bis emori est alterius arbitrio mori]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The kind man even questions his own motive for giving”
    • latin: [Benignus etiam causam dandi cogitat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The relationship of kind souls is the best relationship**”
    • latin: [Benevoli coniunctio animi maxima est cognatio]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To often do favors teaches others how to return them”
    • latin: [Beneficium saepe dare, docere est, reddere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Someone who doesn’t know how to do a favor shouldn’t ask for one”
    • latin: [Beneficium qui nescit dare, iniuste petit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The one who says he has done a favor is seeking one”
    • latin: [Beneficium qui dedisse se dicit, petit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The one who gives quickly gives a double benefit to the needy”
    • latin: [Beneficium egendi bis dat qui dat celeriter]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “If you are blessing worthy people, you are committing the whole world to gratitude**”
    • latin: [Beneficium dignis ubi des omnes obliges]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever does good to a worthy man does good to himself**”
    • latin: [Beneficium dando accepit qui digno dedit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To accept a favor is to sell one’s freedom”
    • latin: [Beneficium accipere libertatem est vendere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He receives the most favors who knows how to return them”
    • latin: [Beneficia plura recipit, qui scit reddere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Only bad or foolish people consider a boon as a gift**”
    • latin: [Beneficia donari aut mali aut stulti putant]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A benefit received quickly is never forgotten**”
    • latin: [Benefici numquam cito dati obliviscere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “This well lived who could die when he wanted to**”
    • latin: [Bene vixit is qui potuit cum voluit mori]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The culprit, by bribing the judge, rightly loses money**”
    • latin: [Bene perdit nummos, iudici cum dat nocens]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is good when the pain disappears with the loss of joy**”
    • latin: [Bene perdis gaudium ubi dolor pariter perit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “We approach the gods the fastest by noble deeds**”
    • latin: [Bene factis proximae ad deos accedimus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He sleeps well who is not conscious that he sleeps ill”
    • latin: [Bene dormit, qui non sentit quam male dormiat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Good ideas, even when they escape our attention, do not disappear**”
    • latin: [Bene cogitata si excidunt, non occidunt]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Well thought-out things can often turn wrong**”
    • latin: [Bene cogitata saepe ceciderunt male]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “To have a good name is a second patrimony”
    • latin: [Bene (vulgo) audire alterum patrimonium est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “No one ought to be mean, especially not the old”
    • latin: [Avidum esse oportet neminem, minime senem]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A miser does nothing right except when he dies”
    • latin: [Avarus nisi cum moritur, nil recte facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The miser is himself the cause of his misery”
    • latin: [Avarus ipse miseriae causa est suae]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It’s the miser, not the wise man, whom a loss pains”
    • latin: [Avarus damno potius quam sapiens dolet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A greedy mind is satisfied with no amount of gain”
    • latin: [Avarus animus nullo satiatur lucro]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Money excites greed, it does not satisfy”
    • latin: [Avarum irritat, non satiat pecunia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “You will easily discover the miser when you are not the one**”
    • latin: [Avarum facile capias, ubi non sis item]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Can we wish a miser anything worse than a long life?**”
    • latin: [Avaro quid mali optes nisi vivat diu?]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The miser has no life save death delayed”
    • latin: [Avaro non est vita, sed mors, longior]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “For the miser, his own nature is a bitter punishment”
    • latin: [Avaro acerba poena natura est sua]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “For the humiliated, help is an insult**”
    • latin: [Auxilium profligatis contumelia est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Union gives strength to the humble”
    • latin: [Auxilia humilia firma consensus facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A woman either hates or loves: there is nothing in between”
    • latin: [Aut amat aut odit mulier, nil est tertium]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When gold argues the cause eloquence is impotent”
    • latin: [Auro suadente nihil potest oratio]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Audacity augments courage; hesitation fear”
    • latin: [Audendo virtus crescit, tardando timor]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever is afraid of himself suffers constant torment**”
    • latin: [Assidua ei sunt tormenta qui se ipsum timet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Be careful what you can lose**”
    • latin: [Aspicere oportet, quidquid possis perdere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Talent is not needed where success is achieved by chance**”
    • latin: [Ars non ea est quae casu ad effectum venit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When a woman is openly bad, she then is at the best”
    • latin: [Aperte mala cum est mulier, tum demum est bona]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “An old woman when she sports makes a sweetheart of herself to death”
    • latin: [Anus cum ludit, morti delicias facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The stupid old man did not live long, but he was long**”
    • latin: [Annosus stultus non diu vixit diu fuit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A soul that knows fear will find a safe way out**”
    • latin: [Animus vereri qui scit, scit tuta ingredi]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Virtuous women choose their husbands with their hearts, not with their eyes**”
    • latin: [Animo virum pudicae, non oculo eligunt]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever wants to be a noble person should have control over the heart and stomach”
    • latin: [Animo ventrique imperare debet qui frugi esse vult]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Keep your feelings under control, so that your feelings do not control you”
    • latin: [Animo imperato ne tibi animus imperet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When mind rules, money is also a good**”
    • latin: [Animo imperante fit bonum pecunia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A wise man will be master of his mind. A fool will be its slave”
    • latin: [Animo imperabit sapiens, stultus serviet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “One must not trust at all a mind in pain”
    • latin: [Animo dolenti nil oportet credere]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Small table makes food safer**”
    • latin: [Angusta capitur tutior mensa cibus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Everyone inquires if he is rich, no one asks if he is good”
    • latin: [An dives omnes quaerimus, nemo an bonus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The wounds of love can only be healed by the one who made them”
    • latin: [Amoris vulnus idem, qui sanat, facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is time, not the mind, that puts an end to love”
    • latin: [Amori finem tempus, non animus facit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Love, like a tear, rises from the eye, sets upon the breast”
    • latin: [Amor, ut lacrima, ab oculo oritur, in pectus cadit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Love to inaction can cause inner anxiety”
    • latin: [Amor otiosae causa sollicitudinis]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Love cannot be mixed with fear”
    • latin: [Amor misceri cum timore non potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Love can’t be wrested from one, but may slip away”
    • latin: [Amor extorqueri non pote, elabi potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “We choose to love, we do not choose to stop loving”
    • latin: [Amor animi arbitrio sumitur, non ponitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The loss that is unknown is no loss at all”
    • latin: [Amissum quod nescitur non amittitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Losing a friend is the greatest of losses”
    • latin: [Amicum perdere est damnorum maximum]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A friend must not be injured, even in jest”
    • latin: [Amicum laedere ne joco quidem licet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Misfortune shows whether you have a true friend or a friend by name only**”
    • latin: [Amicum an nomen habeas, aperit calamitas]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Nothing can be got better than a faithful friend**”
    • latin: [Amico firmo nihil emi melius potest]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Trust is the only bond of friendship**”
    • latin: [Amicitiae coagulum unicum est fides]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Friendship always benefits, love sometimes injures”
    • latin: [Amicitia semper prodest amor et nocet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Friendship could also become a source of harm to oneself”
    • latin: [Amicis ita prodesto, ne noceas tibi]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “If you should endure the vices of your friend, you would make (them) yours”
    • latin: [Amici vitia si feras, facias tua]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Know well, but take no offense at the manners of a friend”
    • latin: [Amici mores noveris, non oderis]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Love your father, if he is just; if he is otherwise, bear with him”
    • latin: [Ames parentem, si aequus est: si aliter, feras]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Love is a sweet fruit to youth, but a crime for an old man”
    • latin: [Amare iuveni fructus est, crimen seni]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Even a god finds it hard to love and be wise at the same time”
    • latin: [Amare et sapere vix deo conceditur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The anger of lovers is what brings love together”
    • latin: [Amantium ira amoris integratio est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The oath of love carries no punishment with it”
    • latin: [Amantis ius iurandum poenam non habet]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A lover is like a torch – blazes the more he’s moved”
    • latin: [Amans, sicut fax, agitando ardescit magis]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Those in love, troubled by suspicions, resembles a daydreaming person**”
    • latin: [Amans quod suspicatur, vigilans somniat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Those in love know with certainty what they’re after but are blind to anything sensible”
    • latin: [Amans quid cupiat scit, quid sapiat non vidit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “An angry lover tells himself many lies”
    • latin: [Amans iratus multa mentitur sibi]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “What we obtain merely by asking is not really our own”
    • latin: [Alienum est omne, quicquid optant evenit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Debt is bitter servitude to a free man”
    • latin: [Alienum aes homini ingenuo acerba est servitus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever defends someone else’s cause is as if in the role of an accomplice”
    • latin: [Alienam qui orat causam, se culpat reum]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Whoever defends someone else’s cause is as if in the role of an accomplice”
    • latin: [Alienam qui orat causam, se culpat reum]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Other people’s things are more pleasing to us, and ours to other people”
    • latin: [Aliena nobis, nostra plus aliis placent]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The better a gambler is in his art, the worse he is”
    • latin: [Aleator quanto in arte est melior, tanto est nequior]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Cleverness conceals the sodomite, but his age reveals him”
    • latin: [Aetas cinaedum celat, aetas indicat]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The man whose luck is fair enough gives ruin a wide berth”
    • latin: [Affatim aequa cui Fortuna est interitum longe effugit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “There are some remedies worse than the disease”
  • “You die every time you lose someone who is dear to you”
    • latin: [Homo totiens moritur, quotiens amittit suos]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Good for man is death when it ends life’s miseries”
    • latin: [Bona mors est homini, vitae quae exstinguit mala]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae, 67
  • “Good courage in a bad circumstance is half of the evil overcome”
    • latin: [Bonus animus in re mala dimidium est mali]
    • description: assigned also to Plautus.
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He gives twice who quickly gives”
    • latin: [Bis dat, qui cito dat]
    • description: help given quickly is much more important.
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae, CCXXXV
  • “Fate had different plans”
    • latin: [Dis aliter visum est]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “When you love, you are not wise, and when you are wise, you don’t love”
    • latin: [Cum ames, non sapias, cum sapias, non ames]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Fortune makes a fool of him whom she favors too much”
    • latin: [Stultum facit fortuna, quem perdere vult]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A small debt produces a debtor, a large one, an enemy”
    • latin: [Leve æs alienum debitorem facit, grave inimicum]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Each day succeeding is the student of the one preceding”
    • latin: [Discipulus est prioris posterior dies]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “The eyes are blind when the mind works on other things”
    • latin: [Caeci sunt oculi, cum animus alias res agit]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “A friendship that can end never really began”
  • “We lose things certain in pursuing things uncertain”
    • latin: [Certa amittimus, dum incerta petimus]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “It is only the ignorant who despise education”
  • “Money alone is the ruling principle of all things”
    • latin: [Pecunia una regimen est rerum omnium]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Admonish your friends secretly, but praise them openly”
    • latin: [Amicos secreto admone, palam lauda]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “With the good man anger is quick to die”
    • latin: [Bonum ad virum cito moritur iracundia]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “In quarreling, the truth is always lost”
  • “The man whom many people fear must fear many people”
    • latin: [Multos timere debet, quem multi timent]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “He conquers twice who conquers himself when he is victorious”
    • latin: [Bis vincit, qui se vincit in victoria]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “Our life is short but is made longer by misfortunes”
    • latin: [Brevis ipsa vita est, sed malis fit longior]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae
  • “An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason”
    • latin: [Iratus, cum ad se rediit, sibi tum irascitur]
    • source: Publilius Syrus, Sententiae

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