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Homo sum humani a me nihil alienum puto

Submitted by Maryanchy on Mon, 03/12/2018 - 18:32

Meanings of "Homo sum humani a me ..."

Croatian

Čovjek sam i ništa ljudsko nije mi strano.

Explained by Maryanchy on Thu, 06/12/2018 - 15:25
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English

Homo sum humani a me nihil alienum puto is another line lifted from one of the works of the Roman dramatist Terence, in this case his play Heauton Timorumenos, or The Self-Tormentor. Originally in the play the line was merely one character’s response to being told to mind his own business, but given its literal meaning—"I am a human being, so nothing human is strange to me"—it has since come to be used as a motto advocating respect for people and cultures that appear different from your own.

Explained by Maryanchy on Mon, 03/12/2018 - 18:32
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