Quotes by Pliny the Elder

Pliny the Elder was a Roman author, a naturalist and natural philosopher, a naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and a friend of emperor Vespasian. Pliny wrote the encyclopedic Naturalis Historia, which became an editorial model for encyclopedias.

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

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

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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.

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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?

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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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