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118 Famous Quotes by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

He is a dangerous fellow, keep clear of him. (That is: he has hay on his horns, showing he is dangerous.) [Lat., Faenum habet in cornu, longe fuge.]

Prudence Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (I, IV, 34)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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