by Niccolò Minato (1630 - 1698)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Chi lascia impunito
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Chi lascia impunito  
d'un solo l'error,
ogn'altro fa ardito
a farne un peggior.

Chi tollera un empio,
e 'l vuol sostener,
fa poi con l'esempio
cent'altri cader.

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Who leaves unpunished even one...
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Who leaves unpunished even one wrongdoing
provokes the boldness of others,
who will commit worse offenses.

Who tolerates a villain
and wishes to maintain him
shall cause by this example
a hundred people to fall.

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Word count: 35