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5 Famous Quotes by Pliny the Elder (Caius Plinius Secundus)

Our fathers used to say that the master's eye was the best fertilizer. [Lat., Majores fertilissium is agro oculum domini esse dixerunt.]

Agriculture Quotes, by Pliny the Elder (Caius Plinius Secundus) , Source: Historia Naturalis (XVIII, 84)

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All men carry about them that which is poyson to serpents: for if it be true that is reported, they will no better abide the touching with man's spittle than scalding water cast upon them: but if it happed to light within their chawes or mouth, especially if it come from a man that is fasting, it is present death.

Poison Quotes, by Pliny the Elder (Caius Plinius Secundus) , Source: Natural History (bk. VII, ch. II), (Holland's translation)

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The feasant hens of Colchis, which have two ears as it were consisting of feathers, which they will set up and lay down as they list.

Pheasants Quotes, by Pliny the Elder (Caius Plinius Secundus) , Source: Natural History (bk. X, ch. XLVIII), (Holland's translation)

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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.

Eating Quotes, by Pliny the Elder (Caius Plinius Secundus) , Source: Natural History (bk. XI, ch. LIII), (Holland's translation)

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And that all seas are made calme and still with oile; and therefore the Divers under the water doe spirt and sprinkle it abroad with their mouthes because it dulceth and allaieth the unpleasant nature thereof, and carrieth a light with it.

Navigation Quotes, by Pliny the Elder (Caius Plinius Secundus) , Source: Natural History (bk. II, ch. CIII), (Holland's translation)

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