Facts about Quintilian

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Quintilian was a famous Educator from Rome, who lived between and 95 AC.

Our collection contains 38 quotes who is written / told by Quintilian, under the main topic Food.

Famous quotes by Quintilian (38)


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"Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be"
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"He who speaks evil only differs from his who does evil in that he lacks opportunity"
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"For the mind is all the easier to teach before it is set"
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"Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture"
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"Though ambition in itself is a vice, yet it is often the parent of virtues"
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"Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish"
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"The prosperous can not easily form a right idea of misery"
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"Nothing is more dangerous to men than a sudden change of fortune"
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"It is much easier to try one's hand at many things than to concentrate one's powers on one thing"
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"A liar should have a good memory"
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"A laugh costs too much when bought at the expense of virtue"
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"Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite"
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"Without natural gifts technical rules are useless"
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"It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity"
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"It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a boy's mind from effort"
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"It is the nurse that the child first hears, and her words that he will first attempt to imitate"
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"In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept"
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"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"
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"When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield"
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"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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"For it would have been better that man should have been born dumb, nay, void of all reason, rather than that he should employ the gifts of Providence to the destruction of his neighbor"
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"Everything that has a beginning comes to an end"
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"While we are making up our minds as to when we shall begin. the opportunity is lost"
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"Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues"
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"The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter, while the character is moulded by the contemplation of virtue and vice"
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"That which prematurely arrives at perfection soon perishes"
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"Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately; when lawful, they do not excite desire"
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"While we are examining into everything we sometimes find truth where we least expected it"
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"Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake"
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"Nature herself has never attempted to effect great changes rapidly"
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"It is fitting that a liar should be a man of good memory"
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"A laugh, if purchased at the expense of propriety, costs too much"
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"Whilst we deliberate how to begin a thing, it grows too late to begin it"
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"When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield"
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"The pretended admission of a fault on our part creates an excellent impression"
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"The perfection of art is to conceal art"
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"Fear of the future is worse than one's present fortune"
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"As regards parents, I should like to see them as highly educated as possible, and I do not restrict this remark to fathers alone"


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