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Horace
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Who has self-confidence will lead the rest. Horace
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Often turn the stile [correct with care], if you expect to write anything worthy of being read twice. [Lat., Saepe stilum vertas, iterum quae digna legi sint Scripturus.] Horace
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Too indolent to bear the toil of writing; I mean of writing well; I say nothing about quantity. [Lat., Piger scribendi ferre laborem; Scribendi recte, nam ut multum nil moror.] Horace
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Busy not yourself in looking forward to the events of to-morrow; but whatever may be those of the days Providence may yet assign you neglect not to turn them to advantage. Horace
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Shun the inquisitive person, for he is also a talker. [Lat., Percunctatorem fugito, nam garrulus idem est.] Horace
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Something is always wanting to incomplete fortune. [Lat., Curtae nescio quid semper abest rei.] Horace
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A man polished to the nail. [Lat., Ad unguem factus home.] Horace
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Though you strut proud of your money, yet fortune has not changed your birth. [Lat., Licet superbus ambules pecuniae, Fortuna non mutat genus.] Horace
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To drink away sorrow. Horace
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Do not pursue with the terrible scourge him who deserves a slight whip. [Lat., Ne scutica dignum horribili sectere flagello.] Horace
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Catch the opportunity while it lasts, and rely not on what the morrow may bring. Horace
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Flames too soon acquire strength if disregarded. Horace
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Gloriously false. [Like Rahab.] Horace
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Heir follows heir, as wave succeeds to wave. Horace
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In avoiding one vice fools rush into the opposite extreme. Horace
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It is but a poor establishment where there are not many superfluous things which the owner knows not of, and which go to the thieves. Horace
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Surely oak and threefold brass surrounded his heart who first trusted a frail vessel to the merciless ocean. Horace
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Be smart, drink your wine. Horace
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The Sun, the stars and the seasons as they pass, some can gaze upon these with no strain of fear. Horace
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To have begun is half the job; be bold and be sensible. Horace
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He appears mad indeed but to a few, because the majority is infected with the same disease. Horace
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The musician who always plays on the same string is laughed at. Horace
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Mingle a little folly with your wisdom; a little nonsense now and then is pleasant. [Lat., Misce stultitiam consiliis brevem: Dulce est desipere in loco. Horace
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Virtuosi have been long remarked to have little conscience in their favorite pursuits. A man will steal a rarity who would cut off his hand rather than take the money it is worth. Yet, in fact, the crime is the same. Horace
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I am doubting what to do. Horace
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Does he council you better who bids you, Money, by right means, if you can: but by any means, make money ? Horace
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If you study the history and records of the world you must admit that the source of justice was the fear of injustice. Horace
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The pen is the tongue of the mind. Horace
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Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious. Horace
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It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement. Horace
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Nothing's beautiful from every point of view. Horace
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Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow, and everyday that fortune grants you, count as gain. Horace
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Whatever advice you give, be short. Horace
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A word, once sent abroad, flies irrevocably. Horace
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It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire. Horace
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As a true translator you will take care not to translate word for word. Horace
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Whatever you teach, be brief; what is quickly said, the mind readily receives and faithfully retains, everything superfluous runs over as from a full vessel. Horace
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Let him who has once perceived how much that, which has been discarded, excels that which he has longed for, return at once, and seek again that which he despised. Horace
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Seek not to inquire what the morrow will bring with it. Horace
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The snow has at last melted, the fields regain their herbage, and the trees their leaves. Horace
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You are judged of by what you possess. Horace
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I wrap myself up in virtue. [Lat., Mea virtute me involvo.] Horace
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Do you count your birthdays with gratitude? Horace
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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.) Horace
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Poverty urges us to do and suffer anything that we may escape from it, and so leads us away from virtue. Horace
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Receive, dear friend, the truths I teach, So shalt thou live beyond the reach Of adverse Fortune's pow'r; Not always tempt the distant deep, Nor always timorously creep Along the treach'rous shore. Horace
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If you wish me to weep, you must first show grief yourself. Horace
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Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor's house is in flames. Horace
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If a better system is thine, impart it; if not, make use of mine. Horace
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We hate virtue when it is safe; when removed from our sight we diligently seek it. Horace
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The musician who always plays on the same string, is laughed at. Horace
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Leuconoe, close the book of fate, For troubles are in store,... Live today, tomorrow is not. Horace
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Many heroes lived before Agamemnon, but they are all unmourned, and consigned to oblivion, because they had no bard to sing their praises. Horace
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A corrupt judge is not qualified to inquire into the truth. Horace
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When discord dreadful bursts her brazen bars, And shatter locks to thunder forth her wars. Horace
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Withdraw yourself from that vile bondage; Come say, I am free, I am free. Horace
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Mingle a little folly with your wisdom; a little nonsense now and then is pleasant. Horace
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Still though the headlong cavalier, O'er rough and smooth, in wild career, Seems racing with the wind; His sad companion, ghastly pale, And darksome as a widow's veil, Care keeps her seat behind. Horace
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Let not a god interfere unless where a god's assistance is necessary. Horace
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For whom do you bind your hair, plain in your neatness? Horace
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What the discordant harmony of circumstances would and could effect. Horace
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A pauper in the midst of wealth. Horace
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Your own property is concerned when your neighbor's house is on fire. Horace
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Someone who loves the golden mean. Horace
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I was not as I was when good Cinara was my queen. Horace
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Even virtue followed beyond reason's rule May stamp the just man knave, the sage a fool. Horace
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Who knows if the gods above will add tomorrow's span to this day's sum? Horace
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Either a peaceful old age awaits me, or death flies round me with black wings. [Lat., Seu me tranquilla senectus Exspectat, seu mors atris circumvolat alis.] Horace
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Let it (what you have written) be kept back until the ninth year. [Lat., Nonumque prematur in annum.] Horace
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Those who covet much suffer from the want. Horace
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