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Practice yourself what you preach.

Plautus (b. c. 254 BC) Roman playright [Titus Macchius Plautus]
Asinaria, III.iii.644
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No guest is so welcome in a friend’s house that he will not become a nuisance after three days.

Plautus (b. c. 254 BC) Roman playright [Titus Macchius Plautus]
Miles Gloriosus, 3.2, l. 741
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The men who convey, and those who listen to calumnies, should, if I could have my way, all hang, the tale-bearers by their tongues, the listeners by their ears.

Plautus (b. c. 254 BC) Roman playright [Titus Macchius Plautus]
Pseudolus, 1.5
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Men understand the worth of blessings only when they have lost them.

Plautus (b. c. 254 BC) Roman playright [Titus Macchius Plautus]
The Captives (3rd C BC)
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