Pliny The Elder (23-79) quotes
- An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
- From the end spring new beginnings.
- 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.
- Home is where the heart is.
- Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man.
- In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain
- It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it.
- The lust of avarice as so totally seized upon mankind that their wealth seems rather to possess them than they possess their wealth.
- truth comes out in wine.
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