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118 Famous Quotes by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Posterity, thinned by the crime of its ancestors, shall hear of those battles. [Lat., Audiet pugnas, vitio parentum Rara juventus.]

Posterity Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Odes (bk. I, 2, 23)

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He paints a dolphin in the woods, a boar in the waves. [Lat., Delphinum sylvis appingit, fluctibus aprum.]

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

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Why do you laugh? Change but the name, and the story s told of yourself. [Lat., Quid rides?] Mutato nomine de te fabula narratur.]

Story telling Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (I, 1, 69)

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What advice you give, be short. [Lat., Quidquid praecipies esto brevis.]

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

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The muse does not allow the praise-de-serving here to die: she enthrones him in the heavens. [Lat., Dignum laude virum Musa vetat mori; Coelo Musa beat.]

Immortality Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (IV, 8, 28)

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And Tragedy should blush as much to stoop To the low mimic follies of a farce, As a grave matron would to dance with girls.

Acting Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Of the Art of Poetry

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He appears mad indeed but to a few, because the majority is infected with the same disease. [Lat., Nimirum insanus paucis videatur, eo quod Maxima pars hominum morbo jactatur eodem.]

Insanity Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (II, 3, 120)

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Oh! thou who are greatly mad, deign to spare me who am less mad. [Lat., O major tandem parcas, insane, minori.]

Insanity Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (II, 3, 326)

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The envious pine at others' success; no greater punishment than envy was devised by Sicilian tyrants. [Lat., Invidus alterius marescit rebus opimis; Invidia Siculi non invenere tyranni Majus tormentus.]

Envy Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 2, 57)

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If I smile at the strong perfumes of the silly Rufillus must I be regarded as envious and ill-natured? [Lat., Ego si risi quod ineptus Pastillos Rufillus olet, Gargonius hircum, lividus et mordax videar?]

Envy Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (I, 4, 91)

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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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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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He paints a dolphin in the woods, a boar in the waves. [Lat., Delphinum sylvis appingit, fluctibus aprum.]

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

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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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He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet. [Fr., Celui qui a de l'imagination sans erudition a des ailes, et n'a pas de pieds.]

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

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The sorrowful dislike the gay, and the gay the sorrowful. [Lat., Oderunt hilarem tristes tristemque jocosi.]

Sorrow Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Epistles (I, 18, 89)

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What impropriety or limit can there be in our grief for a man so beloved? [Lat., Quis desiderio sit pudor aut modus Tam cari capitis?]

Grief Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Carmina (I, 24, 1)

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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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