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Quintilian
(full name: Marcus Fabius Quintilianus)
Roman rhetorician

(c. 35 A.D. - c. 95 A.D.)



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Mendaces memorem esse oportere.
Liars need to have good memories.
-- Institutio Oratoria

Divine Providence has granted this gift to man, that those things which are honest are also the most advantageous.
-- Institutio Oratoria

The perfection of art is to conceal art.
-- Quintilian

Medicine for the dead is too late.
-- Quintilian

When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.
-- Quintilian

Though ambition is in itself a vice, it is often the parent of virtues.
-- Quintilian


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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