Publilius Syrus, Sententiae

LCL 284: 14-15

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Σ Alienum est omne quicquid optando evenit. Ab alio exspectes alteri quod feceris. Animus vereri qui scit, scit tuto ingredi. Auxilia humilia firma consensus facit. 5Amor animi arbitrio sumitur, non ponitur. Aut amat aut odit mulier: nihil est tertium. Ad tristem partem strenua est suspicio. Ames parentem si aequus est: si aliter, feras. Adspicere oportet quicquid possis perdere. 10Amici vitia si feras, facias tua.

Alienum aes homini ingenuo acerba est servitus. Absentem laedit cum ebrio qui litigat.

Amans iratus multa mentitur sibi.

  • 3tuto m 2 in B et Pa: tuta PRAFVS: tutus C Incun.
  • 10 sic M: si B m 1 in rasura, C: nisi ceteri. facis plerique codd.: facias Ribbeck.
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Publilius Syrus

Publilius Syrus

What comes by wishing is never truly ours. a As you treat a neighbour, expect another to treat you. Courage that can fear can take the road with safety. United feeling makes strength out of humble aids. 5Love starts but is not dropped at will. Woman either loves or hates: there is no third thing. Suspicion is ever active on the gloomy side. b Love your parent, if he is just: if not, bear with him. You ought to watch whatever you can lose. 10Tolerate a friend’s faults, and you make them your own. For the freeborn, debt is bitter slavery. Wrangling with a drunk man is hurting one who is off the scene. The lover in anger tells himself many a lie.
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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.publilius_syrus-sententiae.1934