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118 Famous Quotes by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Drawing is the true test of art.

Art Quotes, by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) , Source: Ars Poetica (9)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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