Whilst we deliberate how to begin a thing, it grows too late to begin it.
Study depends on the goodwill of the student, a quality that cannot be secured by compulsion.
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.
Write quickly and you will never write well; write well, and you will soon write quickly.
There is no one who would not rather appear to know than to be taught.
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
An evil-speaker differs from an evil-doer only in the want of opportunity.
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.
For the mind is all the easier to teach before it is set.
One should aim not at being possible to understand, but at being impossible to misunderstand.
A mediocre speech supported by all the power of delivery will be more impressive than the best speech unaccompanied by such power.
God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech.
We must form our minds by reading deep rather than wide.
While we are making up our minds as to when we shall begin. the opportunity is lost.
In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.
Satiety is a neighbor to continued pleasures.
[Lat., Continuis voluptatibus vicina satietas.]
It is much easier to try one's hand at many things than to concentrate one's powers on one thing.
Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake.
The perfection of art is to conceal art.
Everything that has a beginning comes to an end.
A laugh costs too much when bought at the expense of virtue.
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.
We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.
Without natural gifts technical rules are useless.
The learned understand the reason of art; the unlearned feel the pleasure.
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