Pliny the Elder quotes for Life

Gaius Plinius Secundus, called Pliny the Elder, was a Roman author, naturalist and 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, which became an editorial model for encyclopedias. Here are some of the Pliny the Elder quotes. These Life quotes from the roman naturalist can be motivating on a day to day basis.

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

“Wine maketh the band quivering, the eye watery, the night unquiet, lewd dreams, a stinking breath in the morning, and an utter forgetfulness of all things.”

“Nature is to be found in her entirety nowhere more than in her smallest creatures.”

“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.”

“From the end spring new beginnings.”

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“We neglect those things which are under our very eyes, and heedless of things within our grasp, pursue those which are afar off.”

“With man, most of his misfortunes are occasioned by man.”

“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.”

“Chance is a second master.”

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“It is best not to be born or to die as soon as possible.”

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“True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written, in writing what deserves to be read.”

“There is, to be sure, no evil without something good.”

“The invention of money opened a new field to human avarice by giving rise to usury and the practice of lending money at interest while the owner passes a life of idleness.”

“To seek after any shape of God, and to assign a form and image to Him, is a proof of man’s folly.”

Pliny the Elder quotes

“Man has learned how to challenge both Nature and art to become the incitements to vice! His very cups he has delighted to engrave with libidinous subjects, and he takes pleasure in drinking from vessels of obscene form!”

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