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Pliny the Younger


Better known as Pliny the Younger, was a lawyer, an author and a natural philosopher of Ancient Rome.
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His only fault is that he has no fault.
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Modestus said of Regulus that he was "the biggest rascal that walks upon two legs."
Pliny the Younger
Objects which are usually the motives of our travels by land and sea are often overlooked and neglected if they lie under our eye...We put off from time to time going and seeing what we know we have an opportunity of seeing when we please.




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Everything was done.
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This expression of ours, "Father of a family."
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I contemplate the sort of friend, the sort of man I am now without. He completed his sixty-seventh year, a reasonable age for the sturdiest of us; I acknowledge that. He escaped from an interminable illness; I acknowledge that. He died with his dear ones surviving him, and at a time of prosperity for the state, which was dearer to him than all else; that too I acknowledge. Yet I lament his death as though he were young and in glowing health. I lament it—you can consider me a weakling in this—on my own account, for I have lost the witness, guardian and teacher of my life.
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That indolent but agreeable condition of doing nothing.
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Never do a thing concerning the rectitude of which you are in doubt.
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The living voice is that which sways the soul.
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There is nothing to write about, you say. Well, then, write and let me know just this,—that there is nothing to write about; or tell me in the good old style if you are well. That 's right. I am quite well.
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He used to say that "no book was so bad but that some good might be got out of it."




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By then day had broken everywhere, but here it was still night-no, more than night.
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