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

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.

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Take time to deliberate but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.

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A good storyteller is a person who has a good memory and hopes other people haven't.

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