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118 Famous Quotes by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

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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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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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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Your own property is concerned when your neighbor's house is on fire. [Lat., Tua res agitur, paries cum proximus ardet.]

Fire Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 18, 84)

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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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Though your threshing floor grind a hundred thousand bushels of corn, not for that reason will your stomach hold more than mine. [Lat., Millia frumenti tua triverit area centum. Non tuus hinc capiet venter plus ac meus.]

Eating Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (I, 1, 45)

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A stomach that is seldom empty despises common food. [Lat., Jejunus raro stomachus vulgaria temnit.]

Eating Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (II, 2, 38)

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Wherever the storm carries me, I go a willing guest. [Lat., Quo me cumque rapit tempestas deferor hospes.]

Guests Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 1, 15)

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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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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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A wise God shrouds the future in obscure darkness. [Lat., Prudens futuri temporis exitum Caliginosa nocte premit deus.]

Future Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (III, 29, 29)

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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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To pile Pelion upon Olympus. [Lat., Pelion imposuisse Olympo.]

Mountains Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Odes (bk. III, 4, 52)

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Many brave men lived before Agamemnon; but, all unwept and unknown, are lost in the distant night, since they are without a divine poet (to chronicle their deeds). [Lat., Vixere fortes ante Agamemnona Multi; sed omnes illacrimabiles Urguentur ignotique sacro.]

Bravery Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Odes (bk. IV, IX, 25)

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The miser acquires, yet fears to use his gains.

Misers Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Ars Poetica (170)

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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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It makes a great difference whether Davus or a hero speaks. [Lat., Intererit multum Davusne loquatur an heros.]

Oratory Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Ars Poetica (CXIV)

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Painters and poets have equal license in regard to everything. [Lat., Pictoribus atque poetis Quidlibet audendi semper fuit aequa potestas.]

Art Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Ars Poetica (9)

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Busy idleness urges us on. [Lat., Strenua nos exercet inertia.]

Idleness Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (bk. I, XI, 28)

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There are calumnies against which even innocence loses courage.

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

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Ridicule more often settles things more thoroughly and better than acrimony. [Lat., Ridiculum acri fortius ac melius magnas plerumque secat res.]

Ridicule Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (bk. I, 10, 14)

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You may see me, fat and shining, with well-cared for hide, . . . a hog from Epicurus' herd. [Lat., Me pinguem et nitidum bene curata cute vises, . . . Epicuri de grege porcum.]

Swine Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (bk. I, IV, 15, 16)

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