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Marcus Fabius Quintilian


Roman rhetorician.
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Marcus Fabius Quintilian
Vain hopes are often like the dreams of those who wake.
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We give to necessity the praise of virtue.
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It is much easier to try one's hand at many things than to concentrate one's powers on one thing.




Historia et scribitur ad narrandum non ad probandum.
Quintilian Marcus Fabius
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
Pectus est enim, quod disertos facit.
Marcus Fabius Quintilian
We should not write so that it is possible for [the reader] to understand us, but so that it is impossible for him to misunderstand us.
Nature herself has never attempted to effect great changes rapidly.
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Damnant quod non intellegunt.
Quintilian Marcus Fabius
Or who do not fit words to things, but seek irrelevant things which their words may fit.
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