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  Quotes of Quintilian [11]


  1. Our minds are like our stomachs; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetites.
  2. We give to necessity the praise of virtue.
  3. A liar should have a good memory.
  4. When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield.
  5. It is much easier to try one's hand at many things than to concentrate one's powers on one thing.
  6. When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.
  7. Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues.
  8. That laugther costs too much which is purchased by the sacrifice of decency.
  9. Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
  10. Nothing can be pleasing which is not also becoming.
  11. Nature herself has never attempted to effect great changes rapidly.
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