Publilius Syrus

It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.

A suspicious mind always looks on the black side of things.

Depend not on fortune, but on conduct.

We simply rob ourselves when we make presents to the dead.

The end always passes judgement on what has gone before.

Necessity knows no law.

Admonish thy friends in secret, praise them openly.

In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth.

A gift in season is a double favor to the needy.

Ready tears are a sign of treachery, not of grief.

If you refuse where you have always granted you invite to theft.

Look to be treated by others as you have treated others.

Practice is the best of all instructors.

To-day is the pupil of yesterday.

We must give lengthy deliberation to what has to be decided once and for all.

Tis foolish to fear what you cannot avoid.

To do two things at once is to do neither.

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.

As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings.

The wise man avoids evil by anticipating it.

It is more tolerable to be refused than deceived.

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.

You should not live one way in private, another in public.

Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world.

The gods never let us love and be wise at the same time.

Hares can gambol over the body of a dead lion.

An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.

It is no profit to have learned well, if you neglect to do well.

Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.

From the errors of others a wise man corrects his own.

Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.

Never promise more than you can perform.