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118 Famous Quotes by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Anger is momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you. [Lat., Ira furor brevis est: animum rege: qui nisi paret imperat.]

Anger Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 2, 62)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The miser acquires, yet fears to use his gains.

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

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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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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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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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What does drunkenness accomplish? It discloses secrets, it ratifies hopes, and urges even the unarmed to battle. [Lat., Quid non ebrietas designat? Operta recludit; Spes jubet esse ratas; in praelia trudit inermem.]

Intemperance Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 5, 16)

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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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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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The wolf dreads the pitfall, the hawk suspects the snare, and the kite the covered hook. [Lat., Cautus enim metuit foveam lupus, accipiterque Suspectos laqueos, et opertum milvius hamum.]

Suspicion Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 16, 50)

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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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To please great men is not the last degree of praise. [Lat., Principibus placuisse viris non ultima laus est.]

Praise Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 17, 35)

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Naked I seek the camp of those who desire nothing. [Lat., Nil cupientium Nudus castra peti.]

Desire Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (bk. III, 16, 22)

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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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Were it not for imagination, sir, a man would be as happy in the arms of a chambermaid as of a duchess.

Imagination Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Ars Poetica (XXX)

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