Quintilian Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

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  • 1
    A liar should have a good memory. Quintilian | Refcard PDF
  • 2
    As regards parents, I should like to see them as highly educated as possible, and I do not restrict this remark to fathers alone. Quintilian | Refcard PDF
  • 3
    Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture. Quintilian | Refcard PDF
  • 4
    For the mind is all the easier to teach before it is set. Quintilian | Refcard PDF
  • 5
    It is much easier to try one's hand at many things than to concentrate one's powers on one thing. Quintilian | Refcard PDF
  • 6
    It is the nurse that the child first hears, and her words that he will first attempt to imitate. Quintilian | Refcard PDF
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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. Quintilian | Refcard PDF
  • 8
    Nature herself has never attempted to effect great changes rapidly. Quintilian | Refcard PDF
  • 9
    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. Quintilian | Refcard PDF
  • 10
    Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues. Quintilian | Refcard PDF
  • 11
    To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination. Quintilian | Refcard PDF
  • 12
    Verse satire indeed is entirely our own. Quintilian | Refcard PDF
  • 13
    When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield. Quintilian | Refcard PDF
  • 14
    When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield. Quintilian | Refcard PDF
  • 15
    Without natural gifts technical rules are useless. Quintilian | Refcard PDF






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