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Quintilion – 12 Quotes

 

12 Quotes by Quintilion

 

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


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

– Quintilian


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

– Quintilian


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

– Quintilian


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

– Quintilian


Fear of the future is worse than one’s present fortune.

– Quintilian


In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.

– Quintilian


Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake.

– Quintilian


The perfection of art is to conceal art.

– Quintilian


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

– Quintilian


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

– 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