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Horace – 32 Quotes

 

32 Quotes by Horace

 

Anger is a short madness.

– Horace


We are free to yield to truth.

– Horace


A picture is a poem without words.

– Horace


Life is largely a matter of expectation.

– Horace


Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.

– Horace


Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.

– Horace


Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.

– Horace


It is your business when the wall next door catches fire.

– Horace


Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.

– Horace


Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.

– Horace


Remember when life’s path is steep to keep your mind even.

– Horace


The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.

– Horace


Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.

– Horace


No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.

– Horace


Pale Death beats equally at the poor man’s gate and at the palaces of kings.

– Horace


He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.

– Horace


You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she’ll be constantly running back.

– Horace


Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it a mistress, if thou knowest not.

– Horace


Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings.

– Horace


Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.

– Horace


The power of daring anything their fancy suggest, as always been conceded to the painter and the poet.

– Horace


A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.

– Horace


To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it those who have, fear it.

– Horace


The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.

– Horace


You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.

– Horace


Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.

– Horace


Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.

– Horace


It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.

– Horace


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


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


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


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


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