Pliny The Elder Quotes

Top 87 wise famous quotes and sayings by Pliny The Elder

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Pliny The Elder quotes: With man, most of his misfortunes are occasioned by man. With man, most of his misfortunes are occasioned by man.
Pliny The Elder quotes: God has no power over the past except to cover it with oblivion. God has no power over the past except to cover it with oblivion.
Pliny The Elder quotes: We live by reposing trust in each other. We live by reposing trust in each other.
Pliny The Elder quotes: Suicide is a privilege of man which deity does not possess. Suicide is a privilege of man which deity does not possess.
Pliny The Elder quotes: Human nature is fond of novelty. Human nature is fond of novelty.
Pliny The Elder quotes: Nature has given man no better thing than shortness of life. Nature has given man no better thing than shortness of life.
Pliny The Elder quotes: No book so bad but some part may be of use. No book so bad but some part may be of use.
Pliny The Elder quotes: There is always something new out of Africa. There is always something new out of Africa.
Pliny The Elder quotes: Now, that the sovereign power and deity, whatsoever it is, should have regard of mankind, is a toy and vanity worthy to be laughed at. Now, that the sovereign power and deity, whatsoever it is, should have regard of mankind, is a toy and vanity worthy to be laughed at.
Pliny The Elder quotes: The happier the moment the shorter. The happier the moment the shorter.
Pliny The Elder quotes: 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. 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.
Pliny The Elder quotes: It has become quite a common proverb that in wine there is truth (In Vino Veritas). It has become quite a common proverb that in wine there is truth (In Vino Veritas).
Pliny The Elder quotes: We listen with deep interest to what we hear, for to man novelty is ever charming. We listen with deep interest to what we hear, for to man novelty is ever charming.
Pliny The Elder quotes: The enjoyments of this life are not equal to its evils. The enjoyments of this life are not equal to its evils.
Pliny The Elder quotes: It [the earth] alone remains immoveable, whilst all things revolve round it. It [the earth] alone remains immoveable, whilst all things revolve round it.
Pliny The Elder quotes: Let not things, because they are common, enjoy for that the less share of our consideration. Let not things, because they are common, enjoy for that the less share of our consideration.
Pliny The Elder quotes: The feasant hens of Colchis, which have two ears as it were consisting of feathers, which they will set up and lay down as they list. The feasant hens of Colchis, which have two ears as it were consisting of feathers, which they will set up and lay down as they list.
Pliny The Elder quotes: The best plan is to profit by the folly of others. The best plan is to profit by the folly of others.
Pliny The Elder quotes: The most valuable discoveries have found their origin in the most trivial accidents. The most valuable discoveries have found their origin in the most trivial accidents.
Pliny The Elder quotes: True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written, and writing what deserves to be read. True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written, and writing what deserves to be read.
Pliny The Elder quotes: A god cannot procure death for himself, even if he wished it, which, so numerous are the evils of life, has been granted to man as our chief good. A god cannot procure death for himself, even if he wished it, which, so numerous are the evils of life, has been granted to man as our chief good.
Pliny The Elder quotes: Our youth and manhood are due to our country, but our declining years are due to ourselves. Our youth and manhood are due to our country, but our declining years are due to ourselves.
Pliny The Elder quotes: When collapse is imminent, the little rodents flee. When collapse is imminent, the little rodents flee.
Pliny The Elder quotes: It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it. It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it.
Pliny The Elder quotes: Always act in such a way as to secure the love of your neighbour. Always act in such a way as to secure the love of your neighbour.
Pliny The Elder quotes: 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.
Pliny The Elder quotes: There is no book so bad that some good can not be got out of it, There is no book so bad that some good can not be got out of it,
Pliny The Elder quotes: His only fault is that he has no fault. His only fault is that he has no fault.
Pliny The Elder quotes: No mortal man, moreover is wise at all moments. No mortal man, moreover is wise at all moments.
Pliny The Elder quotes: It is best not to be born or to die as soon as possible. It is best not to be born or to die as soon as possible.
Pliny The Elder quotes: Nature makes us buy her presents at the price of so many sufferings that it is doubtful whether she deserves most the name of parent or stepmother. Nature makes us buy her presents at the price of so many sufferings that it is doubtful whether she deserves most the name of parent or stepmother.
Pliny The Elder quotes: Man naturally yearns for novelty. Man naturally yearns for novelty.
Pliny The Elder quotes: As for the garden of mint, the very smell of it alone recovers and refreshes our spirits, as the taste stirs up our appetite for meat. As for the garden of mint, the very smell of it alone recovers and refreshes our spirits, as the taste stirs up our appetite for meat.
Pliny The Elder quotes: True happiness consists in being considered deserving of it. True happiness consists in being considered deserving of it.
Pliny The Elder quotes: Most men are afraid of a bad name, but few fear their consciences. Most men are afraid of a bad name, but few fear their consciences.
Pliny The Elder quotes: Let that which is wanting in income be supplied by economy. Let that which is wanting in income be supplied by economy.
Pliny The Elder quotes: Example is the softest and least invidious way of commanding. Example is the softest and least invidious way of commanding.
Pliny The Elder quotes: 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.
Pliny The Elder quotes: Man alone at the very moment of his birth, cast naked upon the naked earth, does she abandon to cries and lamentations. Man alone at the very moment of his birth, cast naked upon the naked earth, does she abandon to cries and lamentations.
Pliny The Elder quotes: War should neither be feared nor provoked. War should neither be feared nor provoked.
Pliny The Elder quotes: Nothing is so unequal as equality. Nothing is so unequal as equality.
Pliny The Elder quotes: Envy always implies conscious inferiority wherever it resides. Envy always implies conscious inferiority wherever it resides.
Pliny The Elder quotes: A short death is the sovereign good hap of human life. A short death is the sovereign good hap of human life.
Pliny The Elder quotes: Out of Africa, there is always something new. Out of Africa, there is always something new.
Pliny The Elder quotes: We ought to be guarded against every appearance of envy, as a passion that always implies inferiority wherever it resides. We ought to be guarded against every appearance of envy, as a passion that always implies inferiority wherever it resides.
Pliny The Elder quotes: Simple diet is best: for many dishes bring many diseases, and rich sauces are worse than even heaping several meats upon each other. Simple diet is best: for many dishes bring many diseases, and rich sauces are worse than even heaping several meats upon each other.
Pliny The Elder quotes: Nothing is more useful than wine for strengthening the body and also more detrimental to our pleasure if moderation be lacking. Nothing is more useful than wine for strengthening the body and also more detrimental to our pleasure if moderation be lacking.