Horace quotes

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“Whatever advice you give, be short. ”

— Horace

“Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even. ”

— Horace

“A picture is a poem without words. ”

— Horace

“Anger is a short madness. ”

— Horace

“Life is largely a matter of expectation.”

— Horace

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

— Horace

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

— Horace

“A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose; many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong. ”

— Horace

“A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune. ”

— Horace

“Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them.”

— Horace

“Don't think, just do. ”

— Horace

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

— Horace

“Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work. ”

— Horace

“It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.”

— Horace

“A good and faithful judge ever prefers the honorable to the expedient.”

— Horace

“A word once uttered can never be recalled.”

— Horace

“A word, once sent abroad, flies irrevocably. ”

— Horace

“Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow. ”

— Horace

“Choose a subject equal to your abilities; think carefully what your shoulders may refuse, and what they are capable of bearing. ”

— Horace

“It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity. ”

— Horace

“Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things. ”

— Horace

“Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled. ”

— Horace

“Strange - is it not? That of the myriads who Before us passed the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the road Which to discover we must travel too.”

— Horace

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

— Horace

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

— Horace

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

— Horace

“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

“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

“You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.”

— Horace

“Nothing's beautiful from every point of view.”

— Horace
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