Quotes by 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.
- Fear of the future is worse than one's present fortune.
- Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately when lawful, they do not excite desire.
- In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.
- 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.
- Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be.
- Our minds are like our stomaches they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.
- The gifts of nature are infinite in their variety, and mind differs from mind almost as much as body from body.
- The perfection of art is to conceal art.
- To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.
- Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake.
- When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield.