Quintilian Quotes

A great part of art consists in imitation. For the whole conduct of life is based on this: that what we admire in others we want to do ourselves. Quintilian

We must form our minds by reading deep rather than wide. Quintilian

Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish. Quintilian

When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield. Quintilian

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

While we are making up our minds as to when we shall begin. the opportunity is lost. Quintilian

We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty. Quintilian