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Comparisons of Hay's 2002 translation (bottom) and an older translation on Project Gutenberg (above).

(Classic Translation)

Of my grandfather Verus I have learned to be gentle and meek, and to refrain from all anger and passion.

From the fame and memory of him that begot me I have learned both shamefastness and manlike behaviour. Of

my mother I have learned to be religious, and bountiful; and to forbear, not only to do, but to intend any evil; to content myself with a spare diet, and to fly all such excess as is incidental to great wealth.

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(From Hays's translation)

My grandfather verus: Character and self-control

From my father (fro my own memories and his reputation): Integrity and manliness.

My mother: Her reference from the divine, her generosity, her inability not only to do wrong but even to conceive of doing it. And the simple way she lived–not in the least like the rich.

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