home > authors > Horace

Horace

Quintus Horatius Flaccus, , known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading lyric poet in Latin.
Found 187 thoughts of Horace

He possesses dominion over himself, and is happy, who can every day say, "I have lived." Tomorrow the heavenly Father may either involve the world in dark clouds, or cheer it with clear sunshine; he will not, however, render ineffectual things which have already taken place.

Horace

He who is greedy is always in want.

Horace

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

Horace

Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.

Horace

A good scare is worth more than good advice.

Horace

If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.

Horace

To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.

Horace

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

Horace

Whatever advice you give, be brief.

Horace

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

Horace

We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.

Horace

Who then is free? The wise who can command his passions, who fears not want, nor death, nor chains, firmly resisting his appetites and despising the honors of the world, who relies wholly on himself, whose angular points of character have all been rounded off and polished.

Horace

You must often make erasures if you mean to write what is worthy of being read a second time; and don't labor for the admiration of the crowd, but be content with a few choice readers.

Horace

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers.

Horace

If matters go badly now, they will not always be so.

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

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

Horace

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.

Horace

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

Horace

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

Horace

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

Horace

The years as they pass plunder us of one thing after another.

Horace

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

Horace

Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.

Horace

The covetous man is ever in want.

Horace
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   Next