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118 Famous Quotes by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Those who want much, are always much in need; happy the man to whom God gives with a sparing hand what is sufficient for his wants. [Lat., Multa petentibus Desunt multa; bene est cui deus obtulit Parca quod satis est manu.]

Content Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (III, 16, 42)

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It is hard! But what can not be removed, becomes lighter through patience. [Lat., Durum! sed levius fir patientia Quicquid corrigere est nefas.]

Patience Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (I, 24, 19)

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A eulogist of past times. [Lat., Laudator temporis acti.]

Praise Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Ars Poetica (173)

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When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, one hundred.

Anger Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (I, 4, 34)

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Riches either serve or govern the possessor. [Lat., Imperat aut servit collecta pecunia cuique.]

Wealth Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 10, 47)

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For everything divine and human, virtue, fame, and honor, now obey the alluring influence of riches. [Lat., Omnis enim res, Virtus, fama, decus, divina, humanaque pulchris Divitiis parent.]

Wealth Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (II, 3, 94)

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They change their sky, not their mind, who cross the sea. A busy idleness possesses us: we seek a happy life, with ships and carriages: the object of our search is present with us. [Lat., Coelum, non animum mutant, qui trans mare currunt. Strenua nos exercet inertia, navibus atque Quadrigis petimus bene vivere; quod petis hic est.]

Traveling Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 11, 27)

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If the crow had been satisfied to eat his prey in silence, he would have had more meat and less quarreling and envy. [Lat., Sed tacitus pasci si posset corvus, haberet Plus dapis, et rixae multo minus invidiaeque.]

Satisfaction Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 17, 50)

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Now, that's enough. [Lat., Ohe! jam satis est.]

Satisfaction Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 5, 12)

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Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals: we would storm heaven itself in our folly. [Lat., Nil mortalibus arduum est: Coelum ipsum petimus stultitia.]

Ambition Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (I, 3, 37)

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Necessity takes impartially the highest and the lowest. [Lat., Aequa lege necessitas Sortitur insignes et imos.]

Necessity Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (III, 1, 14)

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I court not the votes of the fickle mob. [Lat., Non ego ventosae plebis suffragia venor.]

Voting Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 19, 37)

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He who studies to imitate the poet Pindar, O Julius, relies on artificial wings fastened on with wax, and is sure to give his name to a glassy sea. [Lat., Pindarum quisquis studet aemulari, Iule ceratis ope Daedalea Nititur pennis, vitreo daturus Nomina ponto.]

Imitation Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (IV, 2, 1)

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Mingle a little folly with your wisdom; a little nonsense now and then is pleasant. [Lat., Misce stultitiam consiliis brevem: Dulce est desipere in loco.]

Nonsense Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (IV, 12, 27)

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Bolt from the blue.

Sky Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Ode (I, 34)

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The man who is just and resolute will not be moved from his settled purpose, either by the misdirected rage of his fellow citizens, or by the threats of an imperious tryant. [Lat., Justum et tenacem propositi virum Non civium ardor prava jubentium, Non vultus instantis tyranni, Mente quatit solida.]

Courage Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (III, 3, 1)

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One man with courage makes a majority.

Courage Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (III, 3, 1)

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Glory drags all men along, low as well as high, bound captive at the wheels of her glittering car. [Lat., Fulgente trahit constrictos Gloria curru Non minus ignotos generosis.]

Glory Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (I, 6, 23)

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The more a man denies himself, the more he shall receive from heaven. Naked, I seek the camp of those who covet nothing. [Lat., Quanto quisque sibi plura negaverit, A dis plura feret. Nil cupientium Nudus castra peto.]

Content Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (III, 16, 21)

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Let me posses what I now have, or even less, so that I may enjoy my remaining days, if Heaven grant any to remain. [Lat., Sit mihi quod nunc est, etiam minus et mihi vivam Quod superest aevi--si quid superesse volunt di.]

Content Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 18, 107)

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Splendidly mendacious. [Lat., Splendide mendax.]

Lying Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (III, 11, 35)

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A corrupt judge does not carefully search for the truth. [Lat., Male verum examinat omnis Corruptus judex.]

Judges Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (II, 2, 8)

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Many heroes lived before Agamemnon, but they are all unmourned, and consigned to oblivion, because they had no bard to sing their praises. [Lat., Vixere fortes ante Agamemnona Multi: sed omnes illacrimabiles Urgentur, ignotique longa Nocte, carent quia vate sacro.]

Heroes Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (IV, 9, 25)

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What exile from his country is able to escape from himself? [Lat., Patriae quis exul se quoque fugit.]

Love of country Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (II, 16, 19)

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One goes to the right, the other to the left; both are wrong, but in different directions. [Lat., Ille sinistrorsum hic dexrorsum abit, unus utrique Error, sed variis illudit partibus.]

Errors Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (II, 3, 50)

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