Quotes by: Quintilian

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Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately; when lawful, they do not excite desire.
Quintilian
Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.
Quintilian
He who speaks evil only differs from his who does evil in that he lacks opportunity.
Quintilian
Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be.
Quintilian
Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues.
Quintilian
The gifts of nature are infinite in their variety, and mind differs from mind almost as much as body from body.
Quintilian
The pretended admission of a fault on our part creates an excellent impression.
Quintilian
Where evil habits are once settled, they are more easily broken than mended.
Quintilian
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.
Quintilian
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
Though ambition in itself is a vice, yet it is often the parent of virtues.
Quintilian
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