Horace Quotes

Top 100 wise famous quotes and sayings by Horace

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Horace quotes: Despise pleasure; pleasure bought by pain in injurious. Despise pleasure; pleasure bought by pain in injurious.
Horace quotes: The man who thinks with Horace thinks divine. The man who thinks with Horace thinks divine.
Horace quotes: Anger is momentary madness. Anger is momentary madness.
Horace quotes: Wise were the kings who never chose a friend till with full cups they had unmasked his soul, and seen the bottom of his deepest thoughts. Wise were the kings who never chose a friend till with full cups they had unmasked his soul, and seen the bottom of his deepest thoughts.
Horace quotes: A pauper in the midst of wealth. A pauper in the midst of wealth.
Horace quotes: Whatever hour God has blessed you with, take it with a grateful hand. Whatever hour God has blessed you with, take it with a grateful hand.
Horace quotes: In labouring to be brief, I become obscure. In labouring to be brief, I become obscure.
Horace quotes: For everything divine and human, virtue, fame, and honor, now obey the alluring influence of riches. For everything divine and human, virtue, fame, and honor, now obey the alluring influence of riches.
Horace quotes: Whom does undeserved honour please, and undeserved blame alarm, but the base and the liar? Whom does undeserved honour please, and undeserved blame alarm, but the base and the liar?
Horace quotes: The wolf attacks with his fang, the bull with his horn. The wolf attacks with his fang, the bull with his horn.
Horace quotes: Most virtue lies between two vices. Most virtue lies between two vices.
Horace quotes: What with your friend you nobly share, At least you rescue from your heir. What with your friend you nobly share, At least you rescue from your heir.
Horace quotes: He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses. He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
Horace quotes: Cease to admire the smoke, wealth, and noise of prosperous Rome. Cease to admire the smoke, wealth, and noise of prosperous Rome.
Horace quotes: The question is yet before the court. The question is yet before the court.
Horace quotes: Better one thorn pluck'd out than all remain. Better one thorn pluck'd out than all remain.
Horace quotes: The body, enervated by the excesses of the preceding day, weighs down and prostates the mind also. The body, enervated by the excesses of the preceding day, weighs down and prostates the mind also.
Horace quotes: Either stick to tradition or see that your inventions be consistent. Either stick to tradition or see that your inventions be consistent.
Horace quotes: Ah Fortune, what god is more cruel to us than thou! How thou delightest ever to make sport of human life! Ah Fortune, what god is more cruel to us than thou! How thou delightest ever to make sport of human life!
Horace quotes: God has joined the innocent with the guilty. God has joined the innocent with the guilty.
Horace quotes: What exile from his country is able to escape from himself? What exile from his country is able to escape from himself?
Horace quotes: Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow. Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.
Horace quotes: There are words and accents by which this grief can be assuaged, and the disease in a great measure removed. There are words and accents by which this grief can be assuaged, and the disease in a great measure removed.
Horace quotes: Be prepared to go mad with fixed rule and method. Be prepared to go mad with fixed rule and method.
Horace quotes: A noble pair of brothers.[Lat., Par nobile fratum.] A noble pair of brothers.
[Lat., Par nobile fratum.]
Horace quotes: To marvel at nothing is just about the one and only thing, Numicius, that can make a man happy and keep him that way. To marvel at nothing is just about the one and only thing, Numicius, that can make a man happy and keep him that way.
Horace quotes: Much is wanting to those who seek or covet much. Much is wanting to those who seek or covet much.
Horace quotes: If virtue holds the secret, don't defer; Be off with pleasure, and be on with her. If virtue holds the secret, don't defer; Be off with pleasure, and be on with her.
Horace quotes: The explanation avails nothing, which in leading us from one difficulty involves us in another. The explanation avails nothing, which in leading us from one difficulty involves us in another.
Horace quotes: The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do. The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.
Horace quotes: I hate the irreverent rabble and keep them far from me. I hate the irreverent rabble and keep them far from me.
Horace quotes: Mighty to inspire new hopes, and able to drown the bitterness of cares. Mighty to inspire new hopes, and able to drown the bitterness of cares.
Horace quotes: Whom has not the inspiring bowl made eloquent?[Lat., Foecundi calices quem non fecere disertum.] Whom has not the inspiring bowl made eloquent?
[Lat., Foecundi calices quem non fecere disertum.]
Horace quotes: Though you strut proud of your money, yet fortune has not changed your birth.[Lat., Licet superbus ambules pecuniae,Fortuna non mutat genus.] Though you strut proud of your money, yet fortune has not changed your birth.
[Lat., Licet superbus ambules pecuniae,
Fortuna non mutat genus.]
Horace quotes: If it is well with your belly, chest and feet - the wealth of kings can't give you more. If it is well with your belly, chest and feet - the wealth of kings can't give you more.
Horace quotes: Never without a shilling in my purse. Never without a shilling in my purse.
Horace quotes: Man learns more readily and remembers more willingly what excites his ridicule than what deserves esteem and respect. Man learns more readily and remembers more willingly what excites his ridicule than what deserves esteem and respect.
Horace quotes: Pleasure bought with pain does harm. Pleasure bought with pain does harm.
Horace quotes: Being, be bold and venture to be wise. Being, be bold and venture to be wise.
Horace quotes: Even in animals there exists the spirit of their sires. Even in animals there exists the spirit of their sires.
Horace quotes: I strive to be brief, and become obscure. I strive to be brief, and become obscure.
Horace quotes: He who preserves a man's life against his will does the same thing as if he slew him. He who preserves a man's life against his will does the same thing as if he slew him.
Horace quotes: In a moment comes either death or joyful victory.[Lat., HoraeMomento cita mors venit aut victoria laeta.] In a moment comes either death or joyful victory.
[Lat., Horae
Momento cita mors venit aut victoria laeta.]
Horace quotes: Sovereign money procures a wife with a large fortune, gets a man credit, creates friends, stands in place of pedigree, and even of beauty. Sovereign money procures a wife with a large fortune, gets a man credit, creates friends, stands in place of pedigree, and even of beauty.
Horace quotes: Gladly accept the gifts of the present hour. Gladly accept the gifts of the present hour.
Horace quotes: A bad reader soon puts to flight both wise men and fools. A bad reader soon puts to flight both wise men and fools.
Horace quotes: Take heed lest you stumble. Take heed lest you stumble.
Horace quotes: Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them. Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them.
Horace quotes: Sometimes even excellent Homer nods. Sometimes even excellent Homer nods.
Horace quotes: On day is pressed on by another. On day is pressed on by another.
Horace quotes: Let your character be kept up the very end, just as it began, and so be consistent. Let your character be kept up the very end, just as it began, and so be consistent.
Horace quotes: Not to hope for things to last forever, is what the year teaches and even the hour which snatches a nice day away. Not to hope for things to last forever, is what the year teaches and even the hour which snatches a nice day away.
Horace quotes: With you I should love to live, with you be ready to die. With you I should love to live, with you be ready to die.
Horace quotes: A word once let out of the cage cannot be whistled back again. A word once let out of the cage cannot be whistled back again.
Horace quotes: Hired mourners at a funeral say and do - A little more than they whose grief is true Hired mourners at a funeral say and do - A little more than they whose grief is true
Horace quotes: Not to create confusion in what is clear, but to throw light on what is obscure. Not to create confusion in what is clear, but to throw light on what is obscure.