And I know not whether
we should not deem it the happiest moment in an
orator's life, when he has retired from the public
gaze, the consecrated priest of eloquence, free from
envy and far from strife, when he has set his glory
on a pinnacle beyond the reach of detraction, enjoys,
while still living, that veneration which most men
win but after death, and sees how great shall be his
renown amid generations yet unborn.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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