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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Page 894
 
 
Publius Syrus. (42 B.C.)
 
8596
    As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
          Maxim 1.
8597
    To do two things at once is to do neither.
          Maxim 7.
8598
    We are interested in others when they are interested in us. 1
          Maxim 16.
8599
    Every one excels in something in which another fails.
          Maxim 17.
8600
    The anger of lovers renews the strength of love. 2
          Maxim 24.
8601
    A god could hardly love and be wise. 3
          Maxim 25.
8602
    The loss which is unknown is no loss at all. 4
          Maxim 38.
8603
    He sleeps well who knows not that he sleeps ill.
          Maxim 77.
8604
    A good reputation is more valuable than money. 5
          Maxim 108.
8605
    It is well to moor your bark with two anchors.
          Maxim 119.
8606
    Learn to see in another’s calamity the ills which you should avoid. 6
          Maxim 120.
8607
    An agreeable companion on a journey is as good as a carriage.
          Maxim 143.
8608
    Society in shipwreck is a comfort to all. 7
          Maxim 144.
8609
    Many receive advice, few profit by it.
          Maxim 149.
 
Note 1.
We always like those who admire us.—Francis, Duc de La Rochefoucauld: Maxim 294. [back]
Note 2.
See Edwards, Quotation 1. [back]
Note 3.
It is impossible to love and be wise.—Francis Bacon: Of Love (quoted). [back]
Note 4.
See Shakespeare, Othello, Quotation 53. [back]
Note 5.
A good name is better than riches.—Cervantes: Don Quixote, part ii. book ii. chap. xxxiii. [back]
Note 6.
The best plan is, as the common proverb has it, to profit by the folly of others.—Pliny the Elder: Natural History, book xviii. sect. 31. [back]
Note 7.
See Maxim 995. [back]
 

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