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Horace Quotes

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65 BC - 8 BC
Nationality: Roman
Category: Poet
Subcategory: Roman Poet

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


A host is like a general: calamities often reveal his genius.


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.


Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.


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


Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person.


It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he be a man of merit.


We are just statistics, born to consume resources.


If matters go badly now, they will not always be so.


The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain.


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


In labouring to be concise, I become obscure.


Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.


Life is largely a matter of expectation.


I hate the irreverent rabble and keep them far from me.


One wanders to the left, another to the right. Both are equally in error, but, are seduced by different delusions.


If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.


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


Who then is free? The wise man who can command himself.


Make a good use of the present.


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