Pliny the Elder (Gaius Plinius Secundus) Quotes

Africa always brings something new.

No man’s abilities are so remarkably shining as not to stand in need of a proper opportunity, a patron, and even the praises of a friend to recommend them to the notice of the world.

It is far from easy to determine whether she (Nature) has proved to man a kind parent or a merciless stepmother.

Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.

Home is where the heart is.

The only certainty is that nothing is certain.

No book is so bad but some good might be got out of it.

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 acknowledgement.

The farmer’s eye is the best fertilizer.