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Quintilian
Roman rhetorician [more author details]
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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.
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Nature herself has never attempted to effect great changes rapidly.
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Nothing can be pleasing which is not also becoming.
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That laughter costs too much which is purchased by the sacrifice of decency.
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The perfection of art is to conceal art.
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Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues.
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When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.
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When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield.
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A liar should have a good memory.
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Quintilian, De Institutione Oratoria
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
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Quintilian, De Institutione Oratoria

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