Quintilian Quote

For it had been better for men to be born dumb and devoid of reason than to turn the gifts of providence to their mutual destruction.


Book XII, Chapter I, 2; translation by H. E. Butler - De Institutione Oratoria (c. 95 AD)

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For it had been better for men to be born dumb and devoid of reason than to turn the gifts of providence to their mutual destruction.

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For it had been better for men to be born dumb and devoid of reason than to turn the gifts of providence to their mutual destruction.

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For it had been better for men to be born dumb and devoid of reason than to turn the gifts of providence to their mutual destruction.

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For it had been better for men to be born dumb and devoid of reason than to turn the gifts of providence to their mutual destruction.