Horace Quotes

Horace

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Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.

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Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.

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Nothing's beautiful from every point of view.

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Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings.

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The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.

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It's a good thing to be foolishly gay once in a while.

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Who then is free? The wise man who can command himself.

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That destructive siren, sloth, is ever to be avoided.

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Fidelity is the sister of justice.

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Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.

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In labouring to be concise, I become obscure.

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Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals: we storm heaven itself in our folly.

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Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendor.

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Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it; a mistress, if thou knowest not.

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Let your literary compositions be kept from the public eye for nine years at least.

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He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little.

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He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.

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I will not add another word.

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Faults are soon copied.

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The appearance of right oft leads us wrong.

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With silence favor me.
(Favete Linguis)

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There is a measure in everything. There are fixed limits beyond which and short of which right cannot find a resting place.

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Of writing well the source and fountainhead is wise thinking.

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If you wish me to weep, you must mourn first yourself.

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Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.

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Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.

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Whatever advice you give, be brief.

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Life is largely a matter of expectation.

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Mediocrity is not allowed to poets, either by the gods or man.

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