That which prematurely arrives at perfection soon perishes.
Quote by Marcus Fabius Quintilian
Marcus Fabius Quintilian Quotes
To swear, except when necessary, is becoming to an honorable man.
God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with...
Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately; when lawful, they do not excite desire.
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.
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 gifts of nature are infinite in their variety, and mind differs from mind almost...
We must form our minds by reading deep rather than wide.
Fear of the future is worse than one's present fortune.
Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted by the change of their food,...
For it would have been better that man should have been born dumb, nay, void...
The prosperous can not easily form a right idea of misery.
Whilst we deliberate how to begin a thing, it grows too late to begin it.
For comic writers charge Socrates with making the worse appear the better reason.
A laugh, if purchased at the expense of propriety, costs too much.
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
It is fitting that a liar should be a man of good memory.
It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity.
In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.