The worst kind of shame is that caused by parsimony or poverty.

Pessimus quidem pudor est uel parsimoniae uel paupertatis.

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Original Citation

Livy. Ab urbe condita [From the Founding of the City]. c. 9 BC, bk. 34, ch. 4, sect. 13.

Current Citation

Livy. Rome and the Mediterranean: History of Rome from Its Foundation, books 31-45, translated by Henry Bettenson. Penguin Classics, 1976, bk. 34, ch. 4, sect. 13.