Pliny the Elder - Quotes

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Home is where the heart is.

Home is where the heart is.

Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man.

Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man.

The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach. ---->>>

From the end spring new beginnings.

From the end spring new beginnings.

Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen.

Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen.

Truth comes out in wine.

Truth comes out in wine.

The only certainty is that nothing is certain. ---->>>

An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit. ---->>>

Such is the audacity of man, that he hath learned to counterfeit Nature, yea, and is so bold as to challenge her in her work. ---->>>

The lust of avarice as so totally seized upon mankind that their wealth seems rather to possess them than they possess their wealth. ---->>>

There is always something new out of Africa. ---->>>

In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain. ---->>>

It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it. ---->>>

No mortal man, moreover is wise at all moments. ---->>>

The best plan is to profit by the folly of others. ---->>>

In comparing various authors with one another, I have discovered that some of the gravest and latest writers have transcribed, word for word, from former works, without making acknowledgment. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Roman
Born: 23
Birthplace: Novum Comum (Como), Roman Italy, Roman Empire
Die: 79
Occupation: Author
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Gaius Plinius Secundus (AD 23 – AD 79), better known as Pliny the Elder (), was a Roman author, naturalist, and natural philosopher, as well as naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and personal friend of the emperor Vespasian. Spending most of his spare time studying, writing or investigating natural and geographic phenomena in the field, he wrote an encyclopedic work, Naturalis Historia (Natural History), which became a model for all other encyclopedias (wikipedia)