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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Insult
 
Qui se laisse outrager, mérite qu’on l’outrage
Et l’audace impunie enfle trop un courage.
  He who allows himself to be insulted deserves to be so; and insolence, if unpunished, increases!
        Corneille—Heraclius. I. 2.
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Kein Heiligthum heisst uns den Schimpf ertragen.
  No sacred fane requires us to submit to insult.
        Goethe—Torquato Tasso. III. 3. 191.
  2
          Quid facies tibi,
Injuriæ qui addideris contumeliam?
  What wilt thou do to thyself, who hast added insult to injury?
        Phædrus—Fables. V. 3. 4.
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Contumeliam si dices, audies.
  If you speak insults you will hear them also.
        Plautus—Pseudolus. Act IV. 7. 77.
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Sæpe satius fuit dissimulare quam ulcisci.
  It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it.
        Seneca—De Ira. II. 32.
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