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Pliny The Elder Quotes

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

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.

Home is where the heart is.

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

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.

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.

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 best plan is to profit by the folly of others.

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

The only certainty is that nothing is certain.

There is always something new out of Africa.

Truth comes out in wine.