Quotations The Best Pliny The Elder Quotes  

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A list of the best Pliny the Elder quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Pliny the Elder quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Pliny the Elder quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Pliny the Elder should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Pliny the Elder quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Pliny the Elder quotes?" and "What is the most famous Pliny the Elder quote?"

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Home is where the heart is. Pliny the Elder

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

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Men are most apt to believe what they least understand. Pliny the Elder

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The happier the moment the shorter. Pliny the Elder

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The only certainty is that nothing is certain. Pliny the Elder

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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. Pliny the Elder

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True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written; in writing what deserves to be read Pliny the Elder

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The master's eye is the best fertilizer. Pliny the Elder

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Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great. Pliny the Elder

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The enjoyments of this life are not equal to its evils. Pliny the Elder

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In these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain. Pliny the Elder

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Let honor be to us as strong an obligation as necessity is to others. Pliny the Elder

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Compassion and shame come over one who considers how precarious is the origin of the proudest of living beings: often the smell of a lately extinguished lamp is enough to cause a miscarriage. And to think that from such a frail beginning a tyrant or butcher may be born! You who trust in your physical strength, who embrace the gifts of fortune and consider yourself not their ward but their son, you who have a domineering spirit, you who consider yourself a god as soon as success swells your breast, think how little could have destroyed you! Pliny the Elder

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There is always something new out of Africa. Pliny the Elder