Quintilian Quotes

Quintilian

Roman rhetorician

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When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.

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Nature herself has never attempted to effect great changes rapidly.

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Nothing can be pleasing which is not also becoming.

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Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues.

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

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That laugther costs too much which is purchased by the sacrifice of decency.

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Our minds are like our stomachs; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetites.

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