The best Quotes by Pliny the Elder

The best Quotes by Pliny the Elder

Gaius Plinius Secundus (AD 23/24 - AD 79), called Pliny the Elder, was a Roman author, naturalist, natural philosopher, and naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and a friend of the emperor Vespasian. He wrote the encyclopedic Naturalis Historia (Natural History), which became an editorial model for encyclopedias.

Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man.
It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it.
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.
What is there more unruly than the sea, with its winds, its tornadoes, and its tempests? And yet in what department of her works has Nature been more seconded by the ingenuity of man than in this, by his inventions of sails and of oars?
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.

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Hope is like the sun. If you only believe in it when you can see it, you'll never make it through the night.
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You know what they say about hope. It breeds eternal misery.
Spencer Hastings in Pretty Little Liars - Season 1 Episode 1
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Hope is like a shard of glass. Tread on it, and you'll end up wincing with every step. The best policy is to tweezer it out. Sure, it will hurt like billy-o and the wound will take a while to heal, but after that you can walk again.
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Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy,
it does not boast,
it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others,
it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects,
always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
I Corinthians - 13, 4-7
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May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face and may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.
Fred Young in Blow
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And sometimes, against all odds, against all logic, we still hope...
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The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.
Harvey Dent in Batman - The Dark Knight
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And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
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Please don't ask me to have hope. Hope hurts, and I don't want to hurt anymore.
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It's the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.
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Hope. It is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength and your greatest weakness.
The Architect in The Matrix - Reloaded
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In the darkest times, hope is something you give yourself. That is the meaning of inner strength.
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Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.
Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption
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While there's life there's hope.
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And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
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Hope is what makes us strong. It is why we are here. It is what we fight with when all else is lost.
Pandora in God of War - III
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When do you throw in the tower? Admit that a lost cause is just that? There comes a point when it all becomes too much. When we get too tired to fight anymore. So we give up.
That's when the real work begins: to find hope, where there seems to be absolutely none at all.
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Hope is kind of like dominos. Once one falls - the rest follow.
Tokyo in Money Heist - Season 1 Episode 13
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The number of "followers" you have does not make you better than anyone else. Hitler had millions, Jesus had 12.
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How others see you is not important. How you see yourself is everything.
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Become unpopular first, or people want perceive you seriously.
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Let them hate. Just make sure they spell your name right.
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The only thing worse than being talked about, is not being talked about.
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You waste time trying to get people to love you, you'll end up the most popular dead man in town.
Bronn in Game of Thrones - Season 3 Episode 7
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Why is it nobody understands me and everybody likes me?
Albert Einstein - in einem Interview mit der New York Times, 1942
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All of my favorite people - people I really trust - none of them were "cool" in their younger years.
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A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.
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Really, Hagrid, if you are holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.
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Being popular with an audience is a very rickety ladder to be on.
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I don't want to be liked by everyone.
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Knowledge is power, power is status and status means popular.
Eric Effiong in Sex Education - Season 1 Episode 2
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It is impossible to please all the world.
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I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
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You're never going to be truly successful if everyone likes you.
It doesn't matter who has the most friends or likes or followers. If you just have one or two great friends who will support you.
Stephanie Conway in Senior Year
No one truly notices me. I suppose that is what I like. When you're invisible, you have all the amus*ment you want without any of the expectations popularity brings. It frees you.
Penelope Featherington in Bridgerton - Season 2 Episode 1
You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
Joe Biden - Juli 2024
I just want to show them that I can play and I belong here. A lot of people don't think I should be here and I'm just here to prove that I do.
Bronny James - April 2023
I was born into it, so I feel like the path was already chosen. But my dad is cool enough to let me take whatever path I want if I wanted to not pursue basketball. But I think basketball is going to be my thing, for sure.
Bronny James - August 2022
It has been discovered that LeBron James is sleeping with his newest teammate's mom.
Juni 2024
My last year will be played with my son. Wherever Bronny's at, that's where I'll be. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year. It's not about the money at that point.
LeBron James - February 2022
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024
We've had a lot of away games in the Champions League this season where we've heard the fans. When I think of the game in Newcastle, where you can hear our fans the whole time, even though it was said beforehand that Newcastle is the loudest stadium in England – that's really saying something. We are looking forward to our fans, they will deliver again in Paris.
I felt like a child amongst all the established players. First of all I had to prove myself in training and earn respect and over several months show what I was capable of.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021
Recently, on my 18th birthday, my mother showed me a note from my time at primary school. We had to write down what we wanted to be. The only thing I'd written was: football player. I really did always want that and started early on to kick everything I came across: balloons, balls and anything else lying around the house. There was a lot flying about at our place.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021

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