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ca. 1st century BC, Publilius Syrus, Latin writer

Reprove your friends in secret, praise them openly.
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It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.
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No one knows what he can do till he tries.
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A rolling stone gathers no moss.
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How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
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Ready tears are a sign of treachery, not of grief.
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Nothing can be done at once hastily and prudently.
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It is better to learn late than never.
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There are men steady and wise whose body, words and mind are self-controlled. They are
the men of supreme self-control.
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It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.
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Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.
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Pain forces even the innocent to lie.
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No man is happy unless he believes he is.
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What is left when honor is lost?
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If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.
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It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.
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In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth.
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Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.
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Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
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He whom many fear, has himself many to fear.
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Fortune is like glass - the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.
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Take care that no one hates you justly.
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Love's wounds can be healed only by the one who inflicts them.
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Debt is the slavery of the free.
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Poverty wants much; but avarice, everything.
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Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world.
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Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.
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A good reputation is more valuable than money.
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One ungrateful man does an injury to all who stand in need of aid.
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You are in a pitiable condition if you have to conceal what you wish to tell.
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Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last.
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Never promise more than you can perform.
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Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.
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Pardon one offense, and you encourage the commission of many.
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In quarreling, the truth is always lost.
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Look to be treated by others as you have treated others.
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Never find your delight in another's misfortune.
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I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.
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Speech is a mirror of the soul: As a man speaks, so is he.
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It is more tolerable to be refused than deceived.
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