That opinion is perfectly sound
so long as we are fortunate enough to have wise and
good men for counsellors. But as we most often
express our views before an ignorant audience, and
more especially before popular assemblies, of which
the majority is usually uneducated, we must distinguish between what is honourable and what is expedient and conform our utterances to suit ordinary
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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