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Pure Condensed Wisdom (Syrus)

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Edited by Maxwell Lewis Latham, Saturday, 10 Aug 2013, 22:04
Alienum est omne quicquid optando evenit.
Ab alio exspectes alteri quod feceris.
Animus vereri qui seit, tuto ingredi.
Auxilia humilia firma consensus facit.
Amor 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...

Aliena nobis, nostra plus aliis placent.
Amare iuveni fructus est, crimen seni...

Amicum an nomen habeas aperit calamitas...
Audendo virtus crescit, tardando timor.
Auxilium profligatis contumelia est...

Amico firmo nihil emi melius potest...
Avarus animus nullo satiatur lucro.
Amici mores noveris non oderis...

Duff, A.M., Duff, J.W. & Syrus, P. (1998 [1934 C.E./circa 45 B.C.E.]) ...Latin Poets..., Harvard University Press, Massachusetts, pp.14-21.

“What comes by wishing is never truly ours.
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 help.
Love starts but is dropped at will.
Woman either loves or hates: there is no third way.
Love your parents, if they are just: if not, bear with them...

We fancy the lot of others; others fancy ours more.
Love is the youth’s enjoyment, the old person’s reproach...

Misfortune reveals whether you have a friend or only one in name...
Courage grows by daring, fear by delay.
Help wounds the pride of those whose cause is lost.

There’s nothing better in the market than a staunch friend...
No gain satisfies a greedy mind.
Study, but do not hate a friend’s character...”

Max. (quoting Pubilius Syrus, and some Seneca).

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