Full text of “The Moral Sayings of Publius Syrus, a Roman Slave: From the Latin”. See other formats. This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for. 17 Apr Book digitized by Google from the library of the New York Public Library and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. English quotations from The Moral Sayings of Publius Syrus, a Roman Slave: from the Latin.
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Page 72 – Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last. Some enmities conceal themselves beneath a mask, some dayings a kiss. Pardon one offense, and you encourage the commission of many more. Syrus at length appeared, the crowd shouting their applause, and played the piece he had composed ; but we are ignorant even of its title.
There is poor sleeping with care for a bedfellow. What is it to practice benevolence? The wise man guards against future evils as if they were present.
Let a fool hold his tongue, and he will pass for a sage. The rating is more for the extremely apt nature of those sayings which stand true till date and i’m sure will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. When angrji a man has deserted his body.
Full text of “The Moral Sayings of Publius Syrus, a Roman Slave: From the Latin”
Though aiming to amuse the people, he desired to instruct them, and there- fore sought to blend useful truths and noble maxims with the plear santries demanded in this species of comedy. The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing. To overthrow law, is to destroy our greatest protection. He who has plenty of pepper, will pepper his cabbage. The courage of the soldiers depends upon the wisdom of the general. Where the accuser is the judge, power rules ai;id not law.
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PuDishmcnt creeps upon wickedness secrectlj in order to cmsh it. He who does a kindness to the deserving, shares it with him. The physician were ill, if no one else were ill. Dec 08, Ryan rated it it was amazing. What greater evil could you wish a miser, than long life? Patience is affliction’s haven. The patron begged his little slave of Domitius, and the pres- ent was of course immediately made.
Refresh and try again. The prompter the refusal; the less the disappointment.
The man himself is very interesting sytus this particular volume of sayings just has one-liner sayings just listed Forgetfulness is our only relief against losses. The Romans, it seems, learned much from Aesop.
The sight of a thorn is pleasant when there is a rose by its side. A prosperous worthlessness is the curse of high life.
You’ve successfully reported this review. Slander is more injorions than open violence. Versatility of mind is a natural bias to folly. A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired. Whatever you can lose, you should reckon of no account. Lyman Full view – Folly is very often wisdom’s companion. syru
Maxim They pass peaceful lives who ignore mine and thine. Even to be hung one should choose a fine tree. Maxim 49 When reason rules, money is a blessing.
The termination of a present is one step toward a future evil. Life and reputation travel on with equal pace. No one can long sustain a fidse character. Better use medicines at the outset, than at the last moment. The tongue of the condemned can speak, but cannot avert the doom. From the Latin ” See other formats This is a digital copy of publuus book syyrus was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world’s books discoverable online.
As it was the chief purpose of the Mimes to raise a laugh, they were used to represent the failings and eccentricities of the higher classes, and the vulgar language and solecisms of the lower. Open Preview See a Problem? To avenge one’s self on an enemy, sqyings to receive a publiuss life.