Pliny the Younger Quotes

Pliny the Younger Quotes.

However often you may have done them a favour, if you once refuse they forget everything except your refusal.
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For however often a man may receive an obligation from you, if you refuse a request, all former favors are effaced by this one denial.
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Glory ought to be the consequence, not the motive of our actions.
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In the pleading of cases nothing pleases so much as brevity.
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The happier time, the quicker it passes
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Never do a thing concerning the rectitude of which you are in doubt.
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Unfinished paintings are more admired than the finished because the artist’s actual thoughts are left visible.
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The highest of characters is his who is as ready to pardon the moral errors of mankind as if he were every day guilty of them himself; and as cautious of committing a fault as if he never forgave one.
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That indolent but agreeable condition of doing nothing.
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There is no book so bad that it is not profitable in some part. -Nullus est liber tam malus ut non aliqua parte prosit
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It is difficult to retain what you may have learned unless you should practice it. -Difficile est tenere quae acceperis nisi exerceas
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Literature is both my joy and my comfort: it can add to every happiness and there is no sorrow it cannot console.
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Honor puts us under an obligation as binding as necessity is for other people.
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The erection of a monument is superfluous, our memory will endure if our lives have deserved it.
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So we must work at our profession and not make anybody else’s idleness an excuse for our own. There is no lack of readers and listeners; it is for us to produce something worth being written and heard.
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It is wonderful how the mind is stirred and quickened into activity by brisk bodily exercise.
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Too much polishing weakens rather than improves a work.
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There were some so afraid of death that they prayed for death.
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Generosity, when once set going, knows not how to stop; as the more familiar we are with the lovely form, the more enamored we become of her charms.
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Everyone is prejudiced in favor of his own powers of discernment.
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Necessity, that excellent master, hath taught me many things.
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It is better to excel in any single art than to arrive only at mediocrity in several, so moderate skill in several is to be preferred where one cannot attain to perfection in any.
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