Pliny the Elder 23 – 79 was a Natural Philosopher and Author. 
‘It is generally admitted that those absent are warned by a ringing in the ears’ 
‘Home is where the heart is’ 
‘The best thing is not being born’ 
‘There is no bad that will not come with good’ 
‘No mortal is wise at all times’ 
‘Better do nothing than do ill’ 
‘Human nature craves novelty’ 
‘In time of sickness the soul collects itself new’ 
‘Let honour be to us as strong an obligation, as necessity is to others’ 
‘It has passed into a proverb, that wisdom is overshadowed by wine’ 
‘The desire to know a thing is heightened by its gratification being deferred’ 
‘The great business of a man is to improve his mind and govern his manners: all other projects and pursuits, whether in our power to compass or not, are only amusements’ 
‘Truth comes out in wine’ 
‘Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man’ 
‘An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit’ 
‘No mortal man, moreover is wise at all moments’. 
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