Latin quotes by Pliny the Elder

Pliny the Elder (23-79 AD), Roman Writer

Gaius Plinius Secundus

Author of Naturalis Historia (2)

  1. Absentes Tinnitu aurium praesentire sermones de se, receptum est - It is generally admitted that those absent are warned by a ringing in the ears (Pliny the Elder - Naturalis Historia)
  2. Bruta fulmina et vana - Thunderbolts that strike blindly and in vain (Pliny the Elder - Naturalis Historia II)
  3. Cum grano salis - With a grain of salt (Pliny the Elder - With caution or incredulity)
  4. Difficile est tenere quae acceperis nisi exerceas - It is difficult to retain what you may have learned unless you should practice it (Pliny the Elder)
  5. Ex Africa semper aliquid novi - There is always something new in Africa (Pliny the Elder)
  6. In oculis animus habitat - In the eyes their character lives (Pliny the elder - Naturalis Historia - Looking at their eyes you can determine their character)
  7. In vino veritas - There is truth in wine (Pliny the Elder - Naturalis Historia - Drunk people cannot keep a secret)
  8. Malum quidem nullum esse sine aliquo bono - There is no bad that will not come with good (Pliny the Elder in Naturalis Historia )
  9. Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit - No mortal is wise at all times (Pliny the Elder)
  10. Nulla dies sine linea - Not a day without a line (Pliny the Elder - Do not let day go by without reading or writing at least one line)
  11. Optimum non nasci - The best thing is not being born (Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia)
  12. Tales sunt aquae qualis est terra per quam fluunt - The waters are like the lands where they flow (Pliny the elder - Refers to the chemical and physical composition)
  13. Testes habesne? - Do you have witnesses? (Legal term - Pliny the elder)

Total: 13

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