Talk:Quintilian

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  • Non multa sed multum
    • Not many but much
  • Or who do not fit words to things, but seek irrelevant things which their words may fit.
    • Suggested to have been attributed by Montaigne
  • There is no one who would not rather appear to know than to be taught
  • The prosperous can not easily form a right idea of misery.
  • First well, then quickly.
  • Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be.

Otherwise unfit[edit]

  • [Has] Quidam dicunt euphantasioton qui sibi res voces actus secundum verum optime finget: quod quidem nobis volentibus facile continget; nisi vero inter otie animorum et spes inanes et velut somnia quaedam vigilantium ita nos hae de quibus loquor imagines prosecuntur ut peregrinari navigare proeliari, populos adloqui, divitiarum quas non habemus usum videamur disponere, nec cogitare sed facere: hoc animi vitium ad utilitatem non transferemus.
    • Book VI, Chapter ii, line 30
      • Yet without translation

Marcus Cato Reference[edit]

To which Cato does Quintilian refer in Book XII, Chapter i, 1 "Let the orator whom I propose to form, then, be such a one as is characterized by the definition of Marcus Cato, a good man skilled in speaking."?