Publius Syrus

(Publilius Syrus)

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Publilius Syrus, was a Latin writer, best known for his sententiae. He was a Syrian who was brought as a slave to Italy, but by his wit and talent he won the favour of his master, who freed and educated him. Publilius' name, due to early medieval palatalization of 'l' between two 'i's, is often presented by manuscripts (and some printed editions) in corrupt form as 'Publius'.

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Amid a multitude of projects, no plan is devised. Management & Managing Government
He gives twice who gives promptly. Foreign Aid
He who decides in haste repents in haste. Leaders & Leadership
He who helps the guilty, shares the crime. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest ;Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
It is better to be ignorant than to half know something. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Many receive advice, few profit by it. Management & Managing Government
Pardon one offence and you encourage the commission of many. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The judge is condemned when the guilty is absolved. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement