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Our civilization depends largely on paper.

PLINY THE ELDER, Natural History

In the literary as well as military world, most powerful abilities will often be found concealed under a rustic garb.

PLINY, attributed, Day's Collacon

To laugh, if but for an instant only, has never been granted to man before the fortieth day from his birth, and then it is looked upon as a miracle of precocity.

PLINY THE ELDER, Natural History

In wine, there's truth.

PLINY THE ELDER, Natural History

The truth is many more men pay regard to the opinion of the world than to conscience.

PLINY, attributed, Day's Collacon

Lust is an enemy to the purse, a foe to the person, a canker to the mind, a corrosive to the conscience, a weakness of the wit, a besotter of the senses, and finally, a mortal bane to all the body.

PLINY, attributed, Forty Thousand Quotations, Prose and Poetical


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