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Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work. ...
by Horace

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
- Horace

Related topics: Wisdom Motivational Success

The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
- Horace

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

A picture is a poem without words.
- Horace

 

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

Anger is a short madness.
- Horace

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

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Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
- Horace

Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.
- 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

Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the
poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
- Horace

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

I hate the irreverent rabble and keep them far from me.
- Horace

Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.
- Horace

Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.
- Horace

Nothing's beautiful from every point of view.
- Horace

A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one,
and when too small, to pinch the feet.
So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
- Horace

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

Whatever advice you give, be short.
- Horace

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

Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.
- Horace

The disgrace of others often keeps tender minds from vice.
- Horace

What we learn only through the ears makes less impression
upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye.
- Horace

It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born,
as long as he be a man of merit.
- Horace

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

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.
- Horace

I teach that all men are mad.
- Horace

The power of daring anything their fancy suggest,
as always been conceded to the painter and the poet.
- Horace

Mountains will go into labour, and a silly little mouse will be born.
- Horace

Why harass with eternal purposes a mind to weak to grasp them?
- Horace

One wanders to the left, another to the right.
Both are equally in error, but, are seduced by different delusions.
- Horace

Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.
- Horace

Don't think, just do.
- Horace

In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
- Horace

A word once uttered can never be recalled.
- Horace

The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone,
what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.
- Horace

A good and faithful judge ever prefers the honorable to the expedient.
- Horace

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

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

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

The man is either mad, or he is making verses.
- Horace

Cease to inquire what the future has in store,
and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.
- Horace

A word, once sent abroad, flies irrevocably.
- Horace

Every old poem is sacred.
- Horace

It is a sweet and seemly thing to die for one's country.
- Horace

It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire.
- Horace

Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.
- Horace

Poets wish to profit or to please.
- Horace

Leave the rest to the gods.
- Horace

We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
- Horace

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
- Horace

Subdue your passion or it will subdue you.
- 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

No verse can give pleasure for long,
nor last,
that is written by drinkers of water.
- Horace

Make a good use of the present.
- Horace

The foolish are like ripples on water,
For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced;
But the righteous are like carvings upon stone,
For their smallest act is durable.
- 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

He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
- Horace

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

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

If a man's fortune does not fit him,
it is like the shoe in the story; if too large it trips him up,
if too small it pinches him.
- Horace

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

He is armed without who is innocent within,
be this thy screen, and this thy wall of brass.
- Horace

When things are steep, remember to stay level-headed.
- Horace

While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one.
- Horace

We are just statistics, born to consume resources.
- Horace

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

He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful.
- Horace

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

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

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


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