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Because those, who twit others with their faults, should look at home. [Lat., Quia, qui alterum incusat probi, eum ipsum se intueri oportet.]

Faults Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Truculentus (I, 2, 58)

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Modesty becomes a young man. [Lat., Adolescentem verecundum esse decet.]

Modesty Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Asinaria (V, 1, 8)

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For enemies carry about slander not in the form in which it took its rise. . . . The scandal of men is everlasting; even then does it survive when you would suppose it to be dead.

Slander Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Persa (act III, sc. 1), (Riley's translation)

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Your tittle-tattlers, and those who listen to slander, by my good will should all be hanged--the former by their tongues, the latter by the ears. [Lat., Homines qui gestant, quique auscultant crimina, Si meo arbitratu liceat, omnes pendeant, Gestores linguis, auditores auribus.]

Slander Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Pseudolus (I, 5, 12)

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If you speak insults you will hear them also. [Lat., Contumelian si dices, audies.]

Insult Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Pseudolus (act IV, 7, 77)

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Feast to-day makes fast to-morrow. [Lat., Festo die si quid prodegeris, Profesto egere liceat nisi peperceris.]

Eating Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Aulularia

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No one can be so welcome a guest that he will not become an annoyance when he has stayed three continuous days in a friend's house. [Lat., Hospes nullus tam in amici hospitium diverti potest, Quin ubi triduum continuum fuerit jam odiosus siet.]

Hospitality Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Miles Gloriosus (III, 3, 12)

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If you have overcome your inclination and not been overcome by it, you have reason to rejoice. [Lat., Tu si animum vicisti potius quam animus te est quod gaudias.]

Will Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Trinummus (II, 9)

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It is wretched business to be digging a well just as thirst is mastering you. [Lat., Miserum est opus, Igitur demum fodere puteum, ubi sitis fauces tedet.]

Water Quotes, by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) , Source: Mostellaria (II, 1, 32)

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