Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.
Quote by Marcus Fabius Quintilian
Marcus Fabius Quintilian Quotes
The perfection of art is to conceal art.
We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.
The prosperous can not easily form a right idea of misery.
A laugh costs too much when bought at the expense of virtue.
Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake.
The gifts of nature are infinite in their variety, and mind differs from mind almost...
The pretended admission of a fault on our part creates an excellent impression.
We must form our minds by reading deep rather than wide.
Where evil habits are once settled, they are more easily broken than mended.
Everything that has a beginning comes to an end.
In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.
He who speaks evil only differs from his who does evil in that he lacks...
While we are examining into everything we sometimes find truth where we least expected it.
Fear of the future is worse than one's present fortune.
For comic writers charge Socrates with making the worse appear the better reason.
It is fitting that a liar should be a man of good memory.
Whilst we deliberate how to begin a thing, it grows too late to begin it.
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be.
Nothing is more dangerous to men than a sudden change of fortune.