Pliny the Elder Quotes
Pliny the Elder
Roman scholar & scientist (23 AD - 79 AD)
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With man, most of his misfortunes are occasioned by man.
Categorized under Adversity
Why is it that we entertain the belief that for every purpose odd numbers are the most effectual?
In comparing various authors with one another, I have discovered that some of the gravest and latest writers have transcribed, word for word, from former works, without making acknowledgment.
Indeed, what is there that does not appear marvelous when it comes to our knowledge for the first time? How many things, too, are looked upon as quite impossible until they have been actually effected?
This only is certain, that there is nothing certain; and nothing more miserable and yet more arrogant than man.
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 for our living in it.
In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain.