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

Maturity consists in having rediscovered the seriousness one had as a child at play.

Friedrich Nietzsche »

A chess genius is a human being who focuses vast, little-understood mental gifts and labors on an ultimately trivial human enterprise.

George Steiner »

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say And why are you waiting

Stephen Levine »