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118 Famous Quotes by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

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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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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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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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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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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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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A crafty knave needs no broker.

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

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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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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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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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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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The footsteps are terrifying, all coming towards you and none going back again. [Lat., Vestigia terrent Omnia te adversum spectantia, nulla retrorsum.]

Footsteps Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (bk. I, 1, 74)

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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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