Fures privatorum furtorum in nervo atque in compedibus aetatem agunt, fures publici in auro atque in

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Fures privatorum furtorum in nervo atque in compedibus aetatem agunt, fures publici in auro atque in purpura.

Thieves guilty of private thefts spend their lives in custody and shakles, public thieves in gold and purple.

Attributed to M. Cato by Gellius in Noctes Atticae, 11.18.

Some things never change.
 

Laurentius

Civis Illustris
Cause politicians make the laws. Often those thefts of public money are legal.
 
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