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Pliny The Elder

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The brain is the citadel of sense perception.
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The only certainty is that nothing is certain.
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In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain.
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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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His only fault is that he has no fault.
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That indolent but agreeable condition of doing nothing.
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However often you may have done them a favour, if you once refuse they forget everything except your...
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An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
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A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty.
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It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.
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It is a difficult matter to argue with the belly since it has no ears.
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No evil is without its compensation. The less money, the less trouble; the less favor, the less envy...
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No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may mot be subdued by discipline.
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Leisure without literature is death and burial alive.
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He who boasts of his descent, praises the deed of another.
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An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
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Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.
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The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.
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If sensuality were happiness, beasts were happier than men; but human felicity is lodged in the soul...
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It is the superfluous things for which men sweat.
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It is thus with farming, if you do one thing late, you will be late in all your work.
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I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
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What madness it is for a man to starve himself to enrich his heir, and so turn a friend into an enem...
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Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.
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We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
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Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.
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The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.
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Those who are serious in ridiculous matters will be ridiculous in serious matters.
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Freedom is not being a slave to any circumstance, to any constraint, to any chance; it means compell...
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Where the fear is, happiness is not.
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A person's fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
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The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the pres...
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Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That is why it satisfies nobody.
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Success consecrates the most offensive crimes.
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As for old age, embrace and love it. It abounds with pleasure if you know how to use it. The gradual...
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A great fortune is a great slavery.
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Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.
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Those whom true love has held, it will go on holding.
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If you wish to be loved; Love!
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There is something behind the throne greater than the King himself.
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My Lord, I'm sure I am able to save this country, and no one else can.
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Not he who has little, but he whose wishes more, is poor.
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It is medicine, not scenery, for which a sick man must go searching.
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What once were vices are manners now.
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A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company.
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No one can be despised by another until he has learned to despise himself.
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If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.
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Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, ...
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Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.
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It is quality rather than quantity that matters.
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Even if it is to be, what end do you serve by running to distress?
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Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
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Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.
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One crime has to be concealed by another.
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If you are ruled by mind you are a king; if by body, a slave.
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Those who boast of their descent, brag on what they owe to others.
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The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
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Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then ...
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Disease is not of the body but of the place.
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It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and prefer things in measure to things in exces...
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In my own time there have been inventions of this sort, transparent windows tubes for diffusing warm...
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Every guilty person is his own hangman.
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There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own re...
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Whatever has overstepped its due bounds is always in a state of instability.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
A large part of mankind is angry not with the sins, but with the sinners.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
When ever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.
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Patience is the greatest of all virtues.
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Calamity is virtue's opportunity.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Whenever you hold a fellow creature in distress, remember that he is a man.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Courage leads to heaven; fear leads to death.
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It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they a...
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Fortune can take away riches, but not courage.
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There is no delight in owning anything unshared.
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The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to ...
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Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
No untroubled day has ever dawned for me.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternatives.
CATO THE ELDER
He who dreads hostility too much is unfit to rule.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
When an author is too meticulous about his style, you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
He is the most powerful who has himself, in his power.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Authority founded on injustice is never of long duration.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
There is nothing more despicable than an old man who has no other proof than his age to offer of his...
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A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
In these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain.
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The enjoyments of this life are not equal to its evils.
WILLIAM PITT THE ELDER
Sovereignty over any foreign land is insecure.
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Remember that pain has this most excellent quality. If prolonged it cannot be severe, and if severe ...
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Pain, scorned by yonder gout-ridden wretch, endured by yonder dyspeptic in the midst of his dainties...
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No one is laughable who laughs at himself.
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May be is very well, but Must is the master. It is my duty to show justice without recompense.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
He that does good to another does good also to himself.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
A foolishness is inflicted with a hatred of itself.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one.
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The fates lead the willing, and drag the unwilling.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
The road to learning by precept is long, but by example short and effective.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Economy is too late when you are at the bottom of your purse.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.
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Remove severe restraint and what will become of virtue?
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It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
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The foremost art of kings is the ability to endure hatred.
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What was hard to suffer is sweet to remember.
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Grasp the subject, the words will follow.
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Even though work stops, expenses run on.
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An orator is a good man who is skilled in speaking.
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Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.
CATO THE ELDER
Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth.
CATO THE ELDER
No action will be considered blameless, unless the will was so, for by the will the act was dictated...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition than a bounty.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
All art is an imitation of nature.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
The mind is a matter over every kind of fortune; itself acts in both ways, being the cause of its ow...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
If you sit in judgment, investigate, if you sit in supreme power, sit in command.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
He who is brave is free.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
The acquisition of riches has been to many not an end to their miseries, but a change in them: The f...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Life is warfare.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life -- in firmness of mind and a mastery of ap...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
The courts of kings are full of people, but empty of friends.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
But it is a pretty thing to see what money will do!
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
The final hour when we cease to exist does not itself bring death; it merely of itself completes the...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Where laws end, tyranny begins.
WILLIAM PITT THE ELDER
Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
CATO THE ELDER
The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail, its...
WILLIAM PITT THE ELDER
Carthage must be destroyed.
CATO THE ELDER
It is thus with farming: if you do one thing late, you will be late in all your work
CATO THE ELDER
If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I neve...
WILLIAM PITT THE ELDER
We all sorely complain of the shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
There is a noble manner of being poor, and who does not know it will never be rich.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
If you would judge, understand.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
If you judge, investigate.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Who can hope for nothing, should despair for nothing.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)