Data urodzenia: 35 n. e.
Data zgonu: 96 n. e.
Marcus Fabius Quintilianus – rzymski retor i pedagog w dziedzinie teorii wymowy. Pierwszy płatny z kasy państwowej nauczyciel retoryki.
Book X, Chapter VII, 21 See also: An X among Ys, a Y among Xs
„Let the orator whom I propose to form, then, be such a one as is characterized by the definition of Marcus Cato, a good man skilled in speaking. But the requisite which Cato has placed first in this definition—that an orator should be a good man—is naturally of more estimation and importance than the other.“
Book XII, Chapter I, 1; translation by Rev. John Selby Watson
„I do not merely assert that the ideal orator should be a good man, but I affirm that no man can be an orator unless he is a good man. For it is impossible to regard those men as gifted with intelligence who on being offered the choice between the two paths of virtue and of vice choose the latter, nor can we allow them prudence, when by the unforeseen issue of their own actions they render themselves liable not merely to the heaviest penalties of the laws, but to the inevitable torment of an evil conscience.“
Book XII, Chapter I, 3; translation by H. E. Butler
Book I, Chapter XII, 7; translation by H. E. Butler
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