Horace Quotes & Wallpapers

Horace
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Who has self-confidence will lead the rest. Horace

A pauper in the midst of wealth. Horace

I am doubting what to do. Horace

Does he council you better who bids you, Money, by right means, if you can: but by any means, make money ? Horace

If you study the history and records of the world you must admit that the source of justice was the fear of injustice. Horace

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

Seek not to inquire what the morrow will bring with it. Horace

The snow has at last melted, the fields regain their herbage, and the trees their leaves. Horace

You are judged of by what you possess. Horace

I wrap myself up in virtue. [Lat., Mea virtute me involvo.] Horace

Do you count your birthdays with gratitude? Horace

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

Poverty urges us to do and suffer anything that we may escape from it, and so leads us away from virtue. Horace

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

Be smart, drink your wine. Horace

The Sun, the stars and the seasons as they pass, some can gaze upon these with no strain of fear. Horace

If you wish me to weep, you must first show grief yourself. Horace

Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor's house is in flames. Horace

If a better system is thine, impart it; if not, make use of mine. Horace

We hate virtue when it is safe; when removed from our sight we diligently seek it. Horace

The musician who always plays on the same string, is laughed at. Horace

Leuconoe, close the book of fate, For troubles are in store,... Live today, tomorrow is not. Horace

Many heroes lived before Agamemnon, but they are all unmourned, and consigned to oblivion, because they had no bard to sing their praises. Horace

A corrupt judge is not qualified to inquire into the truth. Horace

When discord dreadful bursts her brazen bars, And shatter locks to thunder forth her wars. Horace

Withdraw yourself from that vile bondage; Come say, I am free, I am free. Horace

Mingle a little folly with your wisdom; a little nonsense now and then is pleasant. Horace

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

Let not a god interfere unless where a god's assistance is necessary. Horace

For whom do you bind your hair, plain in your neatness? Horace

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

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

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

Shun the inquisitive person, for he is also a talker. [Lat., Percunctatorem fugito, nam garrulus idem est.] Horace

Something is always wanting to incomplete fortune. [Lat., Curtae nescio quid semper abest rei.] Horace

A man polished to the nail. [Lat., Ad unguem factus home.] Horace

Though you strut proud of your money, yet fortune has not changed your birth. [Lat., Licet superbus ambules pecuniae, Fortuna non mutat genus.] Horace

To drink away sorrow. Horace

Do not pursue with the terrible scourge him who deserves a slight whip. [Lat., Ne scutica dignum horribili sectere flagello.] Horace

Catch the opportunity while it lasts, and rely not on what the morrow may bring. Horace

Flames too soon acquire strength if disregarded. Horace

Gloriously false. [Like Rahab.] Horace

Heir follows heir, as wave succeeds to wave. Horace

In avoiding one vice fools rush into the opposite extreme. Horace

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

As a true translator you will take care not to translate word for word. Horace

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

Surely oak and threefold brass surrounded his heart who first trusted a frail vessel to the merciless ocean. Horace

Your own property is concerned when your neighbor's house is on fire. Horace

Someone who loves the golden mean. Horace

I was not as I was when good Cinara was my queen. Horace

Even virtue followed beyond reason's rule May stamp the just man knave, the sage a fool. Horace

What the discordant harmony of circumstances would and could effect. Horace

To have begun is half the job; be bold and be sensible. Horace

He appears mad indeed but to a few, because the majority is infected with the same disease. Horace

The musician who always plays on the same string is laughed at. Horace

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

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

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

Nothing's beautiful from every point of view. Horace

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

Whatever advice you give, be short. Horace

A word, once sent abroad, flies irrevocably. Horace

It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire. Horace

The pen is the tongue of the mind. Horace

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

To know all things is not permitted. Horace

One cannot know everything. Horace

Nor has he spent his life badly who has passed it in privacy. Horace

Take as a gift whatever the day brings forth... Horace



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