Marcus Quintilian Quotes


25 Marcus Quintilian quotes:



"Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake."
"We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty."
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"An evil-speaker differs from an evil-doer only in the want of opportunity."
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"Where evil habits are once settled, they are more easily broken than mended."
"He who speaks evil only differs from his who does evil in that he lacks opportunity."
"Fear of the future is worse than one's present fortune."
"Everything that has a beginning comes to an end."
"The gifts of nature are infinite in their variety, and mind differs from mind almost as much as body from body"
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"Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately; when lawful, they do not excite desire."
"God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech."
"It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity."
"The pretended admission of a fault on our part creates an excellent impression."
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"A laugh, if purchased at the expense of propriety, costs too much."
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"While we are examining into everything we sometimes find truth where we least expected it."
"We must form our minds by reading deep rather than wide."
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"Nothing is more dangerous to men than a sudden change of fortune."
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"In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept."
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"To swear, except when necessary, is becoming to an honorable man."
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"A laugh costs too much when bought at the expense of virtue."
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"One thing, however, I must premise, that without the assistance of natural capacity, rules and precepts are of no efficacy."



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