581 – “Difficultatis patrocinia praeteximus segnitiae.”

“We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.”


Quote Number:  818

Source: Quintilianus, Marcus Fabius. The Institutio Oratoria of Quintilian. Translated by H E Butler. G P Putnam’s Sons: New York. 1920. Book 1, Chap 12, Pg 198. Online Here.

Source Notes: The source contains both an English and Latin version of this quote, however, I have chosen to use a different English version.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s