Quintilian

Quintilian – As regards parents, I should…


“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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Quintilian – The perfection of art is…


“The perfection of art is to conceal art.”
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Quintilian – Our minds are like our…


“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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Quintilian – Vain hopes are like certain…


“Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake.”
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Quintilian – Men, even when alone, lighten…


“Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be.”
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Quintilian – Fear of the future is…


“Fear of the future is worse than one’s present fortune.”
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Quintilian – In almost everything, experience is…


“In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.”
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Quintilian – It is worth while too…


“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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Quintilian – Forbidden pleasures alone are loved…


“Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately when lawful, they do not excite desire.”
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Quintilian – To my mind the boy…


“To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.”
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