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118 Famous Quotes by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

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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In cold blood he leapt into burning Etna. [Lat., Ardentem frigidus Aetnam insiluit.]

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

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Perhaps Providence by some happy change will restore those things to their proper places. [Lat., Deus haec fortasse benigna Reducet in sedem vice.]

Providence Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epodi (XIII, 7)

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He has hay on his horns. [Lat., Foenum habet in cornu.]

Anger Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (I, 4, 34)

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Instruction enlarges the natural powers of the mind. [Lat., Doctrina sed vim promovet insitam.]

Teaching Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (IV, 4, 33)

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The trainer trains the docile horse to turn, with his sensitive neck, whichever way the rider indicates. [Lat., Fingit equum tenera docilem cervice magister Ire viam qua monstret eques.]

Teaching Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (bk. I, 2, 64)

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Noble descent and worth, unless united with wealth, are esteemed no more than seaweed. [Lat., Et genus et virtus, nisi cum re, vilior alga est.]

Wealth Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (II, 5, 8)

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That man scorches with his brightness, who overpowers inferior capacities, yet he shall be revered when dead. [Lat., Urit enim fulgore suo qui praegravat artes Intra se positas; extinctus amabitur idem.]

Greatness Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (II, 1, 13)

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I am frightened at seeing all the footprints directed towards thy den, and none returning. [Lat., Quia ne vestigia terrent Omnia te adversum spectantia, nulla retrosum.]

Fear Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 1, 74)

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The brave are born from the brave and good. In steers and in horses is to be found the excellence of their sire; nor do savage eagles produce a peaceful dove. [Lat., Fortes creantur fortibus et bonis; Est in juvenis, est in equibus patrum Virtus; nee imbellem feroces Progenerant aquilae columbam.]

Ancestry Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (bk. IV, 4)

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Every man cannot go to Corinthum. [Lat., Non cuivis homini contingit adire Corinthum.]

Cities Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 17, 36)

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You will swim without cork (without help). [Lat., Nabis sine cortice.]

Help Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (bk. I, 4, 120)

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Whenever monarchs err, the people are punished. [Lat., Quidquid delirant reges, plectuntur Achivi.]

Royalty Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 2, 14)

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Those who seek for much are left in want of much. Happy is he to whom God has given, with sparing hand, as much as is enough. [Lat., Multa petentibus Desunt multa. Bene est, cui Deus obtulit Parca, quod satis est manu.]

Satisfaction Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (bk. III, 16, 42)

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Let the fictitious sources of pleasure be as near as possible to the true. [Lat., Ficta voluptatis causa sint proxima veris.]

Pleasure Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Ars Poetica (338)

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I live and reign since I have abandoned those pleasures which you by your praises extol to the skies. [Lat., Vivo et regno, simul ista reliqui Quae vos ad coelum effertis rumore secundo.]

Pleasure Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 10, 8)

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Despise pleasure; pleasure bought by pain in injurious. [Lat., Sperne voluptates; nocet empta dolora voluptas.]

Pleasure Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 2, 55)

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Cease to admire the smoke, wealth, and noise of prosperous Rome. [Lat., Omitte mirari beatae Fumum et opes strepitumque Romae.]

Rome Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (III, 29, 11)

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It is right for him who asks forgiveness for his offenses to grant it to others. [Lat., Aequum est Peccatis veniam poscentem reddere rursus.]

Forgiveness Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (I, 3, 74)

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