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Type: Poet
Nationality: Greek
Date of Birth: 65 BC
Date of Death: 11/27/8




 

Horace Quotes

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Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person.
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The man is either mad, or he is making verses.
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Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
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The power of daring anything their fancy suggest, as always been conceded to the painter and the poet.
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Fidelity is the sister of justice.
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A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
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Who then is free? The wise man who can command himself.
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Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.
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While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one.
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We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.
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You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren.
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In labouring to be concise, I become obscure.
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What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye.
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Make a good use of the present.
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He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
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Labor diligently to increase your property.
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Choose a subject equal to your abilities; think carefully what your shoulders may refuse, and what they are capable of bearing.
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The pen is the tongue of the mind.
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Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.
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The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.
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Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.
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Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it; a mistress, if thou knowest not.
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The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain.
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Don't think, just do.
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Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.
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