He who speaks evil only differs from his who does evil in that he lacks opportunity.
Quote by Marcus Fabius Quintilian
Marcus Fabius Quintilian Quotes
A laugh, if purchased at the expense of propriety, costs too much.
It is fitting that a liar should be a man of good memory.
Fear of the future is worse than one's present fortune.
Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be.
Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake.
Though ambition in itself is a vice, yet it is often the parent of virtues.
The perfection of art is to conceal art.
Everything that has a beginning comes to an end.
While we are examining into everything we sometimes find truth where we least expected it.
It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity.
A laugh costs too much when bought at the expense of virtue.
The pretended admission of a fault on our part creates an excellent impression.
That which prematurely arrives at perfection soon perishes.
In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.
We must form our minds by reading deep rather than wide.
Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately; when lawful, they do not excite desire.
Where evil habits are once settled, they are more easily broken than mended.
Whilst we deliberate how to begin a thing, it grows too late to begin it.
For it would have been better that man should have been born dumb, nay, void...
We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.