Best Quotes by Quintilian (Top 10)

  1. Whilst we deliberate how to begin a thing, it grows too late to begin it.
  2. A liar should have a good memory.
  3. 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.
  4. There is no one who would not rather appear to know than to be taught.
  5. Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
  6. That laughter costs too much which is purchased by the sacrifice of decency.
  7. The obscurity of a writer is generally in proportion to his incapacity.
  8. Ambition is a vice, but it may be the father of virtue.
  9. When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.
  10. When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield.