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Marcus Fabius Quintilian
35 - 95
Nationality: Roman
Category: Philosopher

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


The pretended admission of a fault on our part creates an excellent impression.


To swear, except when necessary, is becoming to an honorable man.


Whilst we deliberate how to begin a thing, it grows too late to begin it.


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


That which prematurely arrives at perfection soon perishes.


He who speaks evil only differs from his who does evil in that he lacks opportunity.


It is fitting that a liar should be a man of good memory.


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.


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