Quotes by Quintilian

A liar should have a good memory.

Quintilian

It is much easier to try one's hand at many things than to concentrate one's powers on one thing.

Quintilian

Nature herself has never attempted to effect great changes rapidly.

Quintilian

Nothing can be pleasing which is not also becoming.

Quintilian

Our minds are like our stomachs; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetites.

Quintilian

That laugther costs too much which is purchased by the sacrifice of decency.

Quintilian

Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.

Quintilian

Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues.

Quintilian

When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.

Quintilian

When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield.

Quintilian

Let this be understood, then, at starting; that the patient conquest of difficulties which rise in the regular and legitimate channels of business and enterprise is not only essential in securing the success which you seek but it is essential to that preparation of your mind, requisite for the enjoyment of your successes, and for retaining them when gained. So, day by day, and week by week; so month after month, and year after year, work on, and in that progress gain in strength and symmetry, and nerve and knowledge, that when success, patiently and bravely worked for, shall come, it may find you prepared to receive it and keep it.

Josiah Gilbert Holland »

We live in the present, we dream of the future, but we learn eternal truths from the past.

May-lin Soong Chiang »