For as it is the duty of the master to teach, so it is
the duty of the pupil to show himself teachable. The
two obligations are mutually indispensable. And just
as it takes two parents to produce a human being,
and as the seed is scattered in vain, if the ground is
hard and there is no furrow to receive it and bring it
to growth, even so eloquence can never come to
maturity, unless teacher and taught are in perfect
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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