Latin quotes by Syrus

Syrus (85 - 43 BC), Roman Poet

Publius Syrus

During his time, he was better known as a mine, than a writer. His main work is the Sententiae (2) (3)

  1. Ab alio expectes alteri quod feceris - Expect to receive such treatment as you have given (Syrus - Sententiae)
  2. Amare et sapere vix deo conceditur - Ever for God is hard to love and be wise (Syrus - Sententiae, 22)
  3. Ames parentem, si aequus est: si aliter, feras - Love your father, if he is just; if he is otherwise, bear with him (Syrus)
  4. Amor animi arbitrio sumitur, non ponitur - We choose to love, we do not choose to cease loving (Syrus)
  5. Amoris vulnus idem sanat qui facit - The wound of love, is healed by the same who makes it (Syrus)
  6. Beneficium dignis, ubi des omnes obliges - Where you confer a benefit on those worthy of it, you confer a favour on all (Syrus - Sententiae)
  7. Bis miser est ille qui ante felix fuit - Twice miserable is the one who was happy before (Syrus - Sententiae)
  8. Bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria - He conquers twice who conquers himself in victory (Syrus - Sententiae)
  9. Cotidie damnatur qui semper timet - The man who is constantly in fear is every day condemned (Syrus)
  10. Etiam capillus unos suam habet umbram - Even a single hair casts its shadow. (Syrus Metamorphoses II)
  11. Homo vitae commodatus non donatus est - Man's life is lent, not given (Syrus)

Total: 11


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