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Publilius Syrus, Aphorisms 22, 63, 96, 547, 611

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Publilius Syrus has left us a large collection of Sententiae, one-liners encapsulating various worthy sentiments. Here are a little selection.

amare et sapere vix deo conceditur. (22)

To be in love and keep your senses is hardly granted even to a god.

bonum quod est supprimitur, numquam exstinguitur. (63)

What is good is suppressed, but it is never extinguished.

cuivis dolori remedium est patientia. (96)

For any pain, the remedy is patience.

quam est felix vita quae sine odiis transit! (547)

How blessed is a life which passes without hatred!

stultum facit Fortuna quem vult perdere. (611)

Fortune makes a man stupid if she wants to destroy him.

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July 18, 2010 at 12:00 PM

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