Pliny The Elder Quotes

Pliny The Elder Quotes: The agricultural population, says Cato, produces the bravest men, the most valiant soldiers, and a class of citizens the least given of all too evil designs.
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Pliny The Elder Quote: Simple diet is best: for many dishes bring many diseases, and rich sauces are worse than even heaping several meats upon each other.
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Quotes about Pliny The Elder: The happier the moment the shorter.
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Quote about Pliny The Elder: 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.
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Pliny The Elder Sayings: Their best and most wholesome feeding is upon one dish and no more and the same plaine and simple: for surely this hudling of many meats one upon another of divers tastes is pestiferous. But sundrie sauces are more dangerous than that.
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Pliny The Elder Saying: Man alone at the very moment of his birth, cast naked upon the naked earth, does she abandon to cries and lamentations.
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Sayings about Pliny The Elder: Let not things, because they are common, enjoy for that the less share of our consideration.
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Saying about Pliny The Elder: No mortal man, moreover is wise at all moments.
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Pliny The Elder Quotes: As for the garden of mint, the very smell of it alone recovers and refreshes our spirits, as the taste stirs up our appetite for meat.
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Pliny The Elder Quote: Example is the softest and least invidious way of commanding.
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Quotes about Pliny The Elder: The world, and whatever that be which we call the heavens, by the vault of which all things are enclosed, we must conceive to be a deity, to be eternal, without bounds, neither created nor subject at any time to destruction. To inquire what is beyond it is no concern of man; nor can the human mind form any conjecture concerning it.
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Quote about Pliny The Elder: ... many other means there be, that promise the foreknowledge of things to come: besides the raising up and conjuring of ghosts departed, the conference also with familiars and spirits infernal. And all these were found out in our days, to be no better than vanities and false illusions...
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Pliny The Elder Sayings: I would have a man generous to his country, his neighbors, his kindred, his friends, and most of all his poor friends. Not like some who are most lavish with those who are able to give most of them.
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Pliny The Elder Saying: There is alas no law against incompetency; no striking example is made. They learn by our bodily jeopardy and make experiments until the death of the patients, and the doctor is the only person not punished for murder.
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Sayings about Pliny The Elder: All men possess in their bodies a poison which acts upon serpents; and the human saliva, it is said, makes them take to flight, as though they had been touched with boiling water. The same substance, it is said, destroys them the moment it enters their throat.
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