Thursday, September 24, 2015

From the Commonplace Book: Virtue and Eloquence

"...a virtuous course of live would seem to me preferable to one even  of the most distinguished eloquence. But in my opinion, the two are combined and inseparable. For I am convinced that no one can be an orator who is not a good man; and, even if anyone could, I should be unwilling that he should be."
Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria

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