homo ego sum, homo tu es
From homō (“man”) + ego (“I”) + sum (“I am”) the first person singular of esse (“to be”) and then homō (“man”) + tu (“you”) + es (“you are”) the second person singular of esse (“to be”). Literally "I am a man, you are a man"; from the play Trinummus by Plautus:
- Homo ego sum, homo tu es.
- Ita me amabit Iuppiter, neque te derisum advenio neque dignum puto.
- Verum hoc quod dixi: meus me oravit filius, ut tuam sororem poscerem uxorem sibi.
- I am a man, you are a man.
- So may Jupiter love me, I have neither come to laugh at you, nor do I think you deserving of it!
- But as to what I said, my son begged me to ask for your sister as his wife.
- I am a man, you are a man