Publilius Syrus (circa 85 – 43 B.C.E.), also rendered as Publius Syrus, was a Latin writer, best known for his Sententiae. He was a Syrian who was brought as a slave to Roman Italy. By his wit and talent, Syrus won the favour of his master, who granted him manumission and educated him. His mimes, in which he acted, had a great success in the provincial towns of Italy and at the games given by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C.E. Publilius was perhaps even more famous as an improviser.
Quotes by Publilius Syrus…
It matters not what you are thought to be, but what you are.
In every enterprise, consider where you will come out.
He bids fair to grow wise, who has discovered that he is not so.