Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes

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Born: December 8, 65 BC, Venosa, Italy
Birth Country: Italy
Died: Rome, Italy, November 27, 9 BC
Occupation: Author, Pet

1.
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

2.
A picture is a poem without words.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

3.
Anger is a short madness.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

4.
Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

5.
Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

6.
Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

7.
He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

8.
It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

9.
It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

10.
It is your business when the wall next door catches fire.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

11.
Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

12.
Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

13.
Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

14.
Life is largely a matter of expectation.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

15.
Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it a mistress, if thou knowest not.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

16.
No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

17.
Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

18.
Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

19.
Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

20.
Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

21.
Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

22.
Strange - is it not? That of the myriads who Before us passed the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the road Which to discover we must travel too.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

23.
Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

24.
The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

25.
The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

26.
The power of daring anything their fancy suggest, as always been conceded to the painter and the poet.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

27.
To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it those who have, fear it.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

28.
Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

29.
We are free to yield to truth.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

30.
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

31.
You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

32.
You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

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