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Publilius Syrus

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

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It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others.

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Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.

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He who spares the bad injures the good.

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You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.

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One ungrateful man does an injury to all who stand in need of aid.

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They do injury to the good who spares the bad.

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The judge is found guilty when a criminal is acquitted.

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It is kindness to refuse immediately what you intend to deny.

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Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm.

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Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

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