581 – “Difficultatis patrocinia praeteximus segnitiae.”

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

–Quintilian

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.

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