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118 Famous Quotes by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

A noble pair of brothers. [Lat., Par nobile fratum.]

Nobility Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (II, 3, 243)

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No steps backward. [Lat., Vestigia nulla retrorsum.]

Ambition Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 1, 74)

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I teach that all are men are mad. [Lat., Doceo insanire omnes.]

Insanity Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (II, 3, 81)

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Who knows whether the gods will add tomorrow to the present hour? [Lat., Quis scit, an adjiciant hodiernae crastina summae Tempora di superi?]

Uncertainty Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (IV, 7, 17)

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Punishment follows close on crime. [Lat., Culpam poena premit comes.]

Punishment Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (IV, 5, 24)

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I have reared a memorial more enduring than brass, and loftier than the regal structure of the pyramids, which neither the corroding shower nor the powerless north wind can destroy; no, not even unending years nor the flight of time itself. I shall not entirely die. The greater part of me shall escape oblivion. [Lat., Exegi monumentum aera perennius Regalique situ pyramidum altius, Quod non imber edax, non Aquilo impotens Possit diruere aut innumerabilis Annorum series et fuga temporum. Non omnis moriar, multaque pars mei Vitabit Libitinam.]

Monuments Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (III, 30, 1)

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Never despair while under the guidance and auspices of Teucer. [Lat., Nil desperandum Teucro duce et auspice Teucro.]

Despair Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (I, 7, 27)

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Happy he who far from business, like the primitive are of mortals, cultivates with his own oxen the fields of his fathers, free from all anxieties of gain. [Lat., Beatus ille qui procul negotiis, Ut prisca gens mortalium, Paterna rura bobus exercet suis, Solutus omni faenore.]

Agriculture Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epodon (bk. II, 1)

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Who then is sane? He who is not a fool. [Lat., Quisnam igitur sanus? Qui non stultus.]

Insanity Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (II, 3, 158)

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Like Theon (i.e., a calumniating disposition). [Lat., Dens Theonia.]

Proverbial phrases Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (bk. I, 18, 82)

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Stronger than thunder's winged force All-powerful gold can speed its course; Through watchful guards its passage make, And loves through solid walls to break. [Lat., Aurum per medios ire satellites Et perrumpere amat saxa potentius Ictu fulmineo.]

Gold Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Ode XVI (bk. III, l. 12), (Francis' translation)

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Everything that is superfluous overflows from the full bosom. [Lat., Omne supervacuum pleno de pectore manat.]

Gifts Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Ars Poetica (337)

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Never inquire into another man's secret; bur conceal that which is intrusted to you, though pressed both be wine and anger to reveal it. [Lat., Arcanum neque tu scrutaveris ullius unquam, commissumve teges et vino tortus et ira.]

Secrecy Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 18, 37)

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Mad in the judgment of the mob, sane, perhaps, in yours. [Lat., Demens Judicio vulgi, sanus fortasse tuo.]

Judgment Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (bk. I, 6, 97)

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Be this thy brazen bulwark, to keep a clear conscience, and never turn pale with guilt. [Lat., Hic murus aeneus esto, Nil conscire sibi, nulla pallescere culpa.]

Conscience Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 1, 60)

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Marble statues, engraved with public inscriptions, by which the life and soul return after death to noble leaders. [Lat., Incisa notis marmora publicis, Per quae spiritus et vita redit bonis Post mortem ducibus.]

Monuments Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (IV, 8)

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Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and to take as a gift whatever the day brings forth. [Lat., Quid sit futurum cras, fuge quaerere: et Quem Fors dierum cunque dabit, lucro Appone.]

Future Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (I, 9, 13)

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It is grievous to be caught. [Lat., Deprendi miserum est.]

Crime Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (bk. I, 2, 134)

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A crafty knave needs no broker.

Crime Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (bk. I, 2, 134)

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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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As a neighboring funeral terrifies sick misers, and fear obliges them to have some regard for themselves; so, the disgrace of others will often deter tender minds from vice. [Lat., Avidos vicinum funus ut aegros Exanimat, mortisque metu sibi parcere cogit; Sic teneros animos aliena opprobria saepe Absterrent vitiis.]

Example Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (I, 4, 126)

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Leuconoe, close the book of fate, For troubles are in store, . . . . Live today, tomorrow is not.

Tomorrow Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (I, XI)

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All men do not, in fine, admire or love the same thing.

Opinion Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (II, 2, 58)

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And I endeavour to subdue circumstances to myself, and not myself to circumstances. [Lat., Et mihi res, non me rebus, subjungere conor.]

Circumstance Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 1, 191)

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What the discordant harmony of circumstances would and could effect. [Lat., Quid velit et possit rerum concordia discors.]

Circumstance Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 12, 19)

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