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Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilian)

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Sow an act and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a
character. Sow a character read more

Sow an act and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a
character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.

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Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude
it may be.
[Lat., Etiam singulorum fatigatio read more

Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude
it may be.
[Lat., Etiam singulorum fatigatio quamlibet se rudi modulatione
solatur.]

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Men of quality are in the wrong to undervalue, as they often do,
the practise of a fair and read more

Men of quality are in the wrong to undervalue, as they often do,
the practise of a fair and quick hand in writing; for it is no
immaterial accomplishment.
[Lat., Non sest aliena res, quae fere ab honestis negligi solet,
cura bene ac velociter scribendi.]

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For it would have been better that man should have been born
dumb, nay, void of all reason, rather read more

For it would have been better that man should have been born
dumb, nay, void of all reason, rather than that he should employ
the gifts of Providence to the destruction of his neighbor.
[Lat., Mutos enim nasci, et egere omni ratione satius fuisset,
quam providentiae munera in mutuam perniciem convertere.]

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In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.
[Lat., Nam in omnibus fere minus valent praecepta quam
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In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.
[Lat., Nam in omnibus fere minus valent praecepta quam
experimenta.]

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