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Publilius Syrus

1st Centry BC-?. Roman writer and poet.

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Speech is the mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so he is.

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To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one's self.

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The timid man calls himself cautious, the sordid man thrifty.

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Necessity knows no law except to conquer.

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No one knows what he can do till he tries.

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The next day is never so good as the day before.

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Life itself is short, but lasts longer than misfortunes.

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A cock has great influence on his own dunghill.

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The most delightful pleasures cloy without variety.

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Opportunity is lost by deliberation.

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