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.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
Brevis esse laboro, obscurus fio.(When I labor to be brief, I become obscure.)
Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.Lat., Seize the day, put no trust in tomorrow.
Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth. And set down as gain each day that Fortune grants.
Drop the question what tomorrow may bring, and count as profit every day that fate allows you.
Dum loquimur invida aetas fugerit. (While we talk, hostile time flies away)
Faults are soon copied.
Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.
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.
He has the deed half done who has made a beginning.
He that has given today may, if he so please, take away tomorrow.
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.
He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise begin
He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little.
He wins every hand who mingles profit with pleasure.
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.
Help a man against his will and you do the same as murder him.
I strive to be brief, and become obscure.
I will not add another word.
If you wish me to weep, you must mourn first yourself.
In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
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.
In the word of no master am I bound to believe.
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.
It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.
Let us my friends snatch our opportunity from the passing day.
Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
Life is largely a matter of expectation.
Make money, money by fair means if you can, if not, but any means money.
Many brave men lived before Agamemnon but all are overwhelmed in eternal night, unwept, unknown, because they lack a sacred poet.
Mediocrity is not allowed to poets, either by the gods or man.
Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom.
Mix a little foolishness with your prudence It's good to be silly at the right moment.
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.)
Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque revenit. (You may drive nature out with a pitchfork, she will nevertheless come back.)
Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals: we storm heaven itself in our folly.
Of writing well the source and fountainhead is wise thinking.
Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.
One gains universal applause who mingles the useful with the agreeable, at once delighting and instructing the reader.
Pale death knocks with impartial foot at poor men's hovels and king's palaces.
Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.
Patience makes lighter What sorrow may not heal.
Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even.
Seize today, and put as little trust as you can in tomorrow.
The appearance of right oft leads us wrong.
The avarice person is ever in want; let your desired aim have a fixed limit.
The covetous man is ever in want.
The years as they pass plunder us of one thing after another.
There is a measure in everything. There are fixed limits beyond which and short of which right cannot find a resting place.
There is measure in all things.
Think to yourself that every day is your last the hour to which you do not look forward will come as a welcome surprise.
To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.
To save a man's life against his will is the same as killing him.
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.
Whatever advice you give, be brief.
Whatever your advice, make it brief.
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.
Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
With silence favor me.
With silence favor me.
(Favete Linguis)
With you I should love to live, with you be ready to die.
You have played enough you have eaten and drunk enough. Now it is time for you to depart.
You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.

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