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118 Famous Quotes by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

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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A crafty knave needs no broker.

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

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I strike the stars with by sublime head. [Lat., Sublimi feriam sidera vertice.]

Ambition Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (bk. I, 1)

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Plant no other tree before the vine. [Lat., Nullam vare, sacra vite prius arborem.]

Trees Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (I, 18), an imitation of Alcaeus in sense and meter

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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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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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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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That destructive siren, sloth, is ever to be avoided. [Lat., Vitanda est improba--desidia.]

Idleness Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (II, 3, 14)

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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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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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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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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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Let us seize, friends, our opportunity from the day as it passes. [Lat., Rapiamus, amici, Occasionem de die.]

Opportunity Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epodon (XIII, 3)

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For example, the tiny ant, a creature of great industry, drags with its mouth whatever it can, and adds it to the heap which she is piling up, not unaware nor careless of the future. [Lat., Parvula (nam exemplo est) magni formica laboris Ore trahit, quodcunque potest, atque addit acervo Quem struit; hand ignara ac non incauta futuri.]

Ants Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (bk. I, I, 33)

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What will this boaster produce worthy of this mouthing? The mountains are in labor; a ridiculous mouse will be born. [Lat., Quid dignum tanto feret hic promissor hiatu? Parturiunt montes; nascetur ridiculus mus.]

Mountains Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Ars Poetica (138)

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