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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
                ’Twas he
Gave heat unto the injury, which returned
Like a petard ill lighted, unto the bosom
Of him gave fire to it.
        Beaumont—Fair Maid of the Inn. Act II.
Accipere quam facere injuriam præstat.
  It is better to receive than to do an injury.
        Cicero—Tusculanarum Disputationum. V. 19.
Wit’s an unruly engine, wildly striking
Sometimes a friend, sometimes the engineer.
        Herbert—Church Porch.
Plerumque dolor etiam venustos facit.
  A strong sense of injury often gives point to the expression of our feelings.
        Pliny the Younger—Epistles. III. 9.
  Aut potentior te, aut imbecillior læsit: si imbecillior, parce illi; si potentior, tibi.
  He who has injured thee was either stronger or weaker. If weaker, spare him; if stronger, spare thyself.
        Seneca—De Ira. III. 5.
For ’tis the sport to have the engineer
Hoist with his own petar.
        Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 4.

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