For the perjurer the punishment from the gods is destruction; the human punishment shall be disgrace.

[Periurii poena divina exitium, humana dedecus esto.]

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC) Roman orator, statesman, philosopher
De Legibus [On the Laws], Book 2, ch. 9 / sec. 22 (2.9/2.22) [Marcus] (c. 51 BC) [tr. Keyes (1928)]

(Source (Latin)). Alternate translations:

The divine punishment of perjury is destruction: the human penalty is infamy.
[tr. Barham (1842)]

The divine punishment of perjury is destruction -- the human penalty is infamy.
[tr. Barham/Yonge (1878)]

The divine punishment for perjury is death, the human punishment is disgrace.
[tr. Rudd (1998)]

For perjury the divine penalty is destruction; the human one, disgrace.
[tr. Zetzel (1999)]

For perjury the divine punishment is destruction, the human punishment is shame.
[tr. @sententiq (2022)]

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