Horace

Roman lyric poet said to have influenced English poetry (65-8 BC)

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A word once uttered can never be recalled.Rate it:
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.Rate it:
Brevis esse laboro, obscurus fio.(When I labor to be brief, I become obscure.)Rate it:
Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.Lat., Seize the day, put no trust in tomorrow.Rate it:
Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth. And set down as gain each day that Fortune grants.Rate it:
Drop the question what tomorrow may bring, and count as profit every day that fate allows you.Rate it:
Dum loquimur invida aetas fugerit. (While we talk, hostile time flies away)Rate it:
Faults are soon copied.Rate it:
Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.Rate it:
Happy the man, and happy he alone, He who can call today his own He who secure within can say Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.Rate it:
He has the deed half done who has made a beginning.Rate it:
He that has given today may, if he so please, take away tomorrow.Rate it:
He that holds fast the golden mean, And lives contentedly between The little and the great, Feels not the wants that pinch the poor, Nor plagues that haunt the rich man?s door, Embittering all his state.Rate it:
He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise beginRate it:
He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.Rate it:
He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little.Rate it:
He wins every hand who mingles profit with pleasure.Rate it:
He's happy who, far away from business, like the races of men of old, tills his ancestral fields with his own oxen, unbound by any interest to pay.Rate it:
Help a man against his will and you do the same as murder him.Rate it:
I strive to be brief, and become obscure.Rate it:
I will not add another word.Rate it:
If you wish me to weep, you must mourn first yourself.Rate it:
In adversity remember to keep an even mind.Rate it:
In the midst of hopes and cares, of apprehensions and of disquietude, regard every day that dawns upon you as if it was to be your last then super-added hours, to the enjoyment of which you had not looked forward, will prove an acceptable boon.Rate it:
In the word of no master am I bound to believe.Rate it:
It is not the rich man you should properly call happy, but him who knows how to use with wisdom the blessings of the gods, to endure hard poverty, and who fears dishonor worse than death, and is not afraid to die for cherished friends or fatherland.Rate it:
It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.Rate it:
Let us my friends snatch our opportunity from the passing day.Rate it:
Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.Rate it:
Life is largely a matter of expectation.Rate it:
Make money, money by fair means if you can, if not, but any means money.Rate it:
Many brave men lived before Agamemnon but all are overwhelmed in eternal night, unwept, unknown, because they lack a sacred poet.Rate it:
Mediocrity is not allowed to poets, either by the gods or man.Rate it:
Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom.Rate it:
Mix a little foolishness with your prudence It's good to be silly at the right moment.Rate it:
Multa ferunt anni venientes commoda secum, Multa recedentes adimiunt. (The years, as they come, bring many agreeable things with them as they go, they take many away.)Rate it:
Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque revenit. (You may drive nature out with a pitchfork, she will nevertheless come back.)Rate it:
Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals: we storm heaven itself in our folly.Rate it:
Of writing well the source and fountainhead is wise thinking.Rate it:
Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.Rate it:
One gains universal applause who mingles the useful with the agreeable, at once delighting and instructing the reader.Rate it:
Pale death knocks with impartial foot at poor men's hovels and king's palaces.Rate it:
Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.Rate it:
Patience makes lighter What sorrow may not heal.Rate it:
Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even.Rate it:
Seize today, and put as little trust as you can in tomorrow.Rate it:
The appearance of right oft leads us wrong.Rate it:
The avarice person is ever in want; let your desired aim have a fixed limit.Rate it:
The covetous man is ever in want.Rate it:
The years as they pass plunder us of one thing after another.Rate it:
There is a measure in everything. There are fixed limits beyond which and short of which right cannot find a resting place.Rate it:
There is measure in all things.Rate it:
Think to yourself that every day is your last the hour to which you do not look forward will come as a welcome surprise.Rate it:
To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.Rate it:
To save a man's life against his will is the same as killing him.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Whatever advice you give, be brief.Rate it:
Whatever your advice, make it brief.Rate it:
Who then is free? The one who wisely is lord of themselves, who neither poverty, death or captivity terrify, who is strong to resist his appetites and shun honors, and is complete in themselves smooth and round like a globe.Rate it:
Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.Rate it:
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.Rate it:
With silence favor me.Rate it:
With silence favor me.
(Favete Linguis)
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With you I should love to live, with you be ready to die.Rate it:
You have played enough you have eaten and drunk enough. Now it is time for you to depart.Rate it:
You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.Rate it:

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