Horace Quotes (77 quotations)

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

2. Always keep your composure. You can't score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score. - Horace

3. Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth. And set down as gain each day that Fortune grants. - Horace

4. Don't think, just do. - Horace

5. Faults are soon copied. - Horace

6. Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death. - Horace

7. Fidelity is the sister of justice. - Horace

8. Force without wisdom falls of its own weight. - Horace

9. Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance. - Horace

10. He has the deed half done who has made a beginning. - Horace

11. He tosses aside his paint-pots and his words a foot and a half long. - Horace

12. He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin! - Horace

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

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

15. He wins every hand who mingles profit with pleasure. - Horace

16. I have completed a monument more lasting than brass. - Horace

17. I never think at all when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well. - Horace

18. I will not add another word. - Horace

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

20. In adversity remember to keep an even mind. - Horace

21. In labouring to be concise, I become obscure. - Horace

22. It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement. - Horace

23. It is not the rich man you should properly call happy, but him who knows how to use with wisdom the blessings of the gods, to endure hard poverty, and who fears dishonor worse than death, and is not afraid to die for cherished friends or fatherland. - Horace

24. It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed. - Horace

25. It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure. - Horace

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