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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
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  Ab alio expectes, alteri quod feceris—As you do to others, you may expect another to do to you.  1
  Æs debitorem leve, gravius inimicum facit—A slight debt makes a man your debtor; a heavier one, your enemy.  2
  Amicum ita habeas posse ut fieri hunc inimicum scias—Be on such terms with your friend as if you knew he may one day become your enemy.  3
  Beneficium accipere libertatem vendere est—To accept a favour is to forfeit liberty.  4
  Casta ad virum matrona parendo imperat—A chaste wife acquires an influence over her husband by obeying him.  5
  Ex vitio alterius sapiens emendat suum—From the faults of another a wise man will correct his own.  6
  Facilius crescit quam inchoatur dignitas—It is more easy to obtain an accession of dignity than to acquire it in the first instance.  7
  Multa cadunt inter calicem supremaque labra—Many things fall between the cup and the lip.  8
 
 
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