Quotes by: Quintilian

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While we are examining into everything we sometimes find truth where we least expected it.
Quintilian
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
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
It is much easier to try one's hand at many things than to concentrate one's powers on one thing.
Quintilian
It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity.
Quintilian
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.
Quintilian
It is the nurse that the child first hears, and her words that he will first attempt to imitate.
Quintilian
Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture.
Quintilian
While we are making up our minds as to when we shall begin, the opportunity is lost.
Quintilian
To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.
Quintilian
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