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Horace Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Horace Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

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

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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

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

Anger is a short madness.
- Horace

A picture is a poem without words.
- Horace


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

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

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

Don't think, just do.
- Horace

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

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

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

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

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

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.
- Horace

A host is like a general: calamities often reveal his genius.
- Horace

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

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

You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren.
- Horace

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

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

Life is largely a matter of expectation.
- Horace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

O imitators, you slavish herd!
- Horace

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

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

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

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

I teach that all men are mad.
- 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

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

Subdue your passion or it will subdue you.
- Horace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every old poem is sacred.
- Horace

Poets wish to profit or to please.
- Horace

Fidelity is the sister of justice.
- Horace

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
- Horace

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

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

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

Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even.
- 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

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

You traverse the world in search of happiness,
which is within the reach of every man.
A contented mind confers it on all.
- Horace

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

Whatever advice you give, be short.
- Horace

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

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

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

Labor diligently to increase your property.
- Horace

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


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