But the public man, who is truly
wise and devotes himself not to idle disputations,
but to the administration of the state, from which
those who call themselves philosophers have withdrawn themselves afar, will gladly employ every
method that may contribute to the end which he
seeks to gain by his eloquence, although he will first
form a clear conception in his mind as to what aims
are honourable and what are not.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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