Best Quotes by Pliny the Elder (Top 10)

  1. In wine, there's truth.
  2. Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man.
  3. 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.
  4. In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain.
  5. From the end spring new beginnings.
  6. Home is where the heart is.
  7. There is, to be sure, no evil without something good.
  8. Contact with [menstrual blood] turns new wine sour, crops touched by it become barren, grafts die, seed in gardens are dried up, the fruit of trees fall off, the edge of steel and the gleam of ivory are dulled, hives of bees die, even bronze and iron are at once seized by rust, and a horrible smell fills the air; to taste it drives dogs mad and infects their bites with an incurable poison.
  9. It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it.
  10. True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written, and writing what deserves to be read.

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