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A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one,
by 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

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

Anger is a short madness.
- Horace

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

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

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

Make a good use of the present.
- Horace

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

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans.
It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.
- Horace

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don't think, just do.
- Horace

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

Every old poem is sacred.
- Horace

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

O imitators, you slavish herd!
- Horace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The pen is the tongue of the mind.
- 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

Fidelity is the sister of justice.
- Horace

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

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

Life is largely a matter of expectation.
- 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

We are free to yield to truth.
- Horace

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

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

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

I teach that all men are mad.
- Horace

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

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

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

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

Subdue your passion or it will subdue you.
- Horace

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

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

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

To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to
those who have never tried it;
those who have,
fear it.
- Horace

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

Leave the rest to the gods.
- Horace

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

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

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

Poets wish to profit or to please.
- Horace

Words will not fail when the matter is well considered.
- Horace

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

A word once uttered can never be recalled.
- 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

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

Whatever advice you give, be short.
- 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

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


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