We give to necessity the praise of virtue.
Book I, 8, line 14; see also "To maken vertue of necessite", Geoffrey Chaucer, in Canterbury Tales, "The Knightes Tale", line 3044.
It is much easier to try one's hand at many things than to concentrate one's powers on one thing.Marcus Fabius Quintilian
A liar should have a good memory.Marcus Fabius Quintilian
Vain hopes are often like the dreams of those who wake.Marcus Fabius Quintilian
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.Marcus Fabius Quintilian
Nature herself has never attempted to effect great changes rapidly.Marcus Fabius Quintilian
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.Marcus Fabius Quintilian