TIL One of the earliest quotations of the saying “Fortune favors the brave” came from Pliny the Elder, who said it before setting sail towards the erupting Mount Vesuvius, where he was killed instantly

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  1. People who quote this phrase, along with people who quote Ozymandias, annoy me to no end.

    It’s the antiquities version of yolo, though at least he was attempting to save his friends (who if I remember correctly didn’t need his help to escape, but still the thought counts for something)

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