Quintilian Quotes

- Notable Quintilian Quotes Index -

Born: 35 AD, Calahorra, Spain
Birth Country: Spain
Died: , 100 AD
Occupation: Author

1.
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

2.
Fear of the future is worse than one's present fortune.
- Quintilian

3.
Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately when lawful, they do not excite desire.
- Quintilian

4.
In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.
- Quintilian

5.
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

6.
Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be.
- Quintilian

7.
Our minds are like our stomaches they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.
- Quintilian

8.
The gifts of nature are infinite in their variety, and mind differs from mind almost as much as body from body.
- Quintilian

9.
The perfection of art is to conceal art.
- Quintilian

10.
To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.
- Quintilian

11.
Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake.
- Quintilian

12.
When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield.
- Quintilian

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