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Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish. Quintilian#Among 69
Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be. Quintilian#Men 68
We must form our minds by reading deep rather than wide. Quintilian#Deep 67
While we are examining into everything we sometimes find truth where we least expected it. Quintilian#Examining 66
Where evil habits are once settled, they are more easily broken than mended. Quintilian#Broken 65
A man who tries to surpass another may perhaps succeed in equaling if not actually surpassing him, but one who merely follows can never quite come up with him: a follower, necessarily, is always behind. Quintilian#Man 59
The gifts of nature are infinite in their variety, and mind differs from mind almost as much as body from body. Quintilian#Nature 59
It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity. Quintilian#Arrives 56
Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite. Quintilian#Change 56
Our minds are like our stomachs; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite. Quintilian#Mind 56
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