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A picture is a poem without words. ...
by Horace

A picture is a poem without words.
- Horace

Related topics: Art

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

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

 

Anger is a short madness.
- Horace

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

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

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

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

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

Subdue your passion or it will subdue you.
- Horace

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

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.
- Horace

Life is largely a matter of expectation.
- Horace

This is a fault common to all singers,
that among their friends they will never sing when they are asked;
unasked,
they will never desist.
- Horace

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

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

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

Every old poem is sacred.
- 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

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

You may drive out nature with a pitchfork,
yet she'll be constantly running back.
- Horace

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

It is your business when the wall next door catches fire.
- Horace

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

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

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

Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad;
the quick thinking the sedate,
and the careless the busy and industrious.
- Horace

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

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

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

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

A word once uttered can never be recalled.
- Horace

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

Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved,
the silent for a sullen person.
- Horace

The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds;
High towers fall with a heavier crash;
And the lightning strikes the highest mountain.
- Horace

Whatever advice you give, be short.
- Horace

Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye,
while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?
- Horace

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

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

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

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

You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren.
- Horace

Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor's wall is ablaze.
- Horace

Poets wish to profit or to please.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Make a good use of the present.
- Horace

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

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

The pen is the tongue of the mind.
- Horace

Don't think, just do.
- Horace

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

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

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

Labor diligently to increase your property.
- Horace

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

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

I teach that all men are mad.
- Horace

In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
- Horace

Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.
- Horace

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


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