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We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life,
by 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

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

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

The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
- Horace

 

A picture is a poem without words.
- Horace

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

Anger is a short madness.
- Horace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.
- Horace

Fidelity is the sister of justice.
- Horace

O imitators, you slavish herd!
- Horace

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

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

Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.
- Horace

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

The pen is the tongue of the mind.
- Horace

Don't think, just do.
- 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

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

In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.
- 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 disgrace of others often keeps tender minds from vice.
- Horace

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

Poets wish to profit or to please.
- Horace

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

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

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
- Horace

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

Labor diligently to increase your property.
- Horace

Subdue your passion or it will subdue you.
- Horace

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

Leave the rest to the gods.
- Horace

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

I teach that all men are mad.
- Horace

Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow,
and everyday that fortune grants you,
count as gain.
- Horace

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

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

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

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

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

A word once uttered can never be recalled.
- 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

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

Whatever advice you give, be short.
- Horace

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

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

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

Every old poem is sacred.
- Horace

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

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


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