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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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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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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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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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What's well begun, is half done. [Lat., Dimidium facti qui coepit habet.]

Beginnings Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 2, 40)

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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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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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Drawing is the true test of art.

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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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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For a man learns more quickly and remembers more easily that which he laughs at, than that which he approves and reveres. [Lat., Discit enim citius, meminitque libentius ilud Quod quis deridet, quam quod probat et veneratur.]

Laughter Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (bk. II, 1, 262)

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What can be found equal to modesty, uncorrupt faith, the sister of justice, and undisguised truth? [Lat., Cui pudor et justitiae soror incorrupta fides nudaque veritas quando ullum inveniet parem?]

Modesty Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (I, 24, 6)

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Humble things become the humble. [Lat., Parvum parva decent.]

Humility Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 7, 44)

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Like Theon (i.e., a calumniating disposition). [Lat., Dens Theonia.]

Calumny Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (bk. I, 18, 82)

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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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I would advise him who wishes to imitate well, to look closely into life and manners, and thereby to learn to express them with truth. [Lat., Respicere exemplar vitae morumque jubebo Doctum imitatorem, et veras hinc ducere voces.]

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

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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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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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The consummate pleasure (in eating) is not in the costly flavour, but in yourself. Do you seek for sauce for sweating?

Eating Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (II, 2)

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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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