Pliny the Younger (c. 61/62-113)
“How often we judge actions by the people who perform them! The self-same deeds are lauded to the skies or allowed to sink into oblivion simply because the persons concerned are well known or not.”
- The Letters of Pliny the Younger (6.24), translated by Betty Radice. New York: Penguin Classics, 1963, 1969.