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Marcus Fabius Quintilian Quotes

Marcus Fabius Quintilian Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Marcus Fabius Quintilian
Type:
Philosopher
Nationality:
Roman
Birth year:

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    A laugh costs too much when bought at the expense of virtue. Marcus_Fabius_QuintilianMarcus Fabius Quintilian
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    A laugh, if purchased at the expense of propriety, costs too much. Marcus_Fabius_QuintilianMarcus Fabius Quintilian
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    Everything that has a beginning comes to an end. Marcus_Fabius_QuintilianMarcus Fabius Quintilian
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    Fear of the future is worse than one's present fortune. Marcus_Fabius_QuintilianMarcus Fabius Quintilian
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    For it would have been better that man should have been born dumb, nay, void of all reason, rather than that he should employ the gifts of Providence to the destruction of his neighbor. Marcus_Fabius_QuintilianMarcus Fabius Quintilian
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    Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately; when lawful, they do not excite desire. Marcus_Fabius_QuintilianMarcus Fabius Quintilian
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    God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech. Marcus_Fabius_QuintilianMarcus Fabius Quintilian
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    He who speaks evil only differs from his who does evil in that he lacks opportunity. Marcus_Fabius_QuintilianMarcus Fabius Quintilian
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    In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept. Marcus_Fabius_QuintilianMarcus Fabius Quintilian
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    It is fitting that a liar should be a man of good memory. Marcus_Fabius_QuintilianMarcus Fabius Quintilian
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    It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity. Marcus_Fabius_QuintilianMarcus Fabius Quintilian
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    Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be. Marcus_Fabius_QuintilianMarcus Fabius Quintilian
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    Nothing is more dangerous to men than a sudden change of fortune. Marcus_Fabius_QuintilianMarcus Fabius Quintilian
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    That which prematurely arrives at perfection soon perishes. Marcus_Fabius_QuintilianMarcus Fabius Quintilian
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    The gifts of nature are infinite in their variety, and mind differs from mind almost as much as body from body. Marcus_Fabius_QuintilianMarcus Fabius Quintilian
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    The perfection of art is to conceal art. Marcus_Fabius_QuintilianMarcus Fabius Quintilian
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    The prosperous can not easily form a right idea of misery. Marcus_Fabius_QuintilianMarcus Fabius Quintilian
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    Though ambition in itself is a vice, yet it is often the parent of virtues. Marcus_Fabius_QuintilianMarcus Fabius Quintilian
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    Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake. Marcus_Fabius_QuintilianMarcus Fabius Quintilian
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    Where evil habits are once settled, they are more easily broken than mended. Marcus_Fabius_QuintilianMarcus Fabius Quintilian
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    While we are examining into everything we sometimes find truth where we least expected it. Marcus_Fabius_Quintilian/21.php">Marcus Fabius Quintilian
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    While we are making up our minds as to when we shall begin. the opportunity is lost. Marcus_Fabius_Quintilian/22.php">Marcus Fabius Quintilian