Pliny the Elder

Roman author of an encyclopedic natural history; died while observing the eruption of Vesuvius (23-79)

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From the end spring new beginnings.Rate it:
Home is where the heart is.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain.Rate it:
In these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain.Rate it:
Indeed, what is there that does not appear marvelous when it comes to our knowledge for the first time How many things, too, are looked upon as quite impossible until they have been actually effectedRate it:
Let honor be to us as strong an obligation as necessity is to others.Rate it:
No mortal man, moreover is wise at all moments.Rate it:
Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.Rate it:
The best plan is to profit by the folly of others.Rate it:
The enjoyments of this life are not equal to its evils.Rate it:
The happier the moment the shorter.Rate it:
The master's eye is the best fertilizer.Rate it:
The only certainty is that nothing is certain.Rate it:
There is always something new out of Africa.Rate it:
This only is certain, that there is nothing certain; and nothing more miserable and yet more arrogant than man.Rate it:
True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written in writing what deserves to be read and in so living as to make the world happier for our living in it.Rate it:
True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written; in writing what deserves to be readRate it:
True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written; in writing what deserves to be read; and in so living as to make the world happier and better for our living in it.Rate it:
True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written; in writing what deserves to be read; and in so living as to make the world happier for our living in it.Rate it:
Why is it that we entertain the belief that for every purpose odd numbers are the most effectual?Rate it:

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