Words will not fail when the matter is well considered.

— Horace

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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.

116

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

99

When things are steep, remember to stay level-headed.

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Horace quote Once a word has been allowed to escape,

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

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Carpe diem. (Seize the day.)

85

Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.

77

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

76
Horace quote A picture is a poem without words.

A picture is a poem without words.

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It makes a great difference whether Davus or a hero speaks.

68

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

64

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

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Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.Lat., Seize the day, put no trust in tomorrow.

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Dare to begin! He who postpones living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.

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I can never forget suffering and I will never forget sunset. I came home with all of it in my mind.

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About Horace

Quotes 926 sayings
Nationality Roman
Profession Poet
Birthday December 8, 65 BC

Rule your mind or it will rule you.

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If you drive nature out with a pitchfork, she will soon find a way back.

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Nothing's beautiful from every point of view.

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

43

Who then is free? The wise man who can govern himself.

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A leech that will not quit the skin until sated with blood.

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

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It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.

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The pen is the tongue of the mind.

38

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.

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A picture is a poem without words.

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

36

Help a man against his will and you do the same as murder him.

33

Life gives nothing to man without labor.

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Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.

31

Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.

29

A good scare is worth more than good advice.

29

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

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Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?

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What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye.

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

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He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little.

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Happy he who far from business, like the primitive are of mortals, cultivates with his own oxen the fields of his fathers, free from all anxieties of gain.

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

25

Whatever advice you give, be short.

25

One wanders to the left, another to the right.

Both are equally in error, but, are seduced by different delusions.

25

You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren.

24

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. Be fair or foul or rain or shine, the joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine. Not Heaven itself upon the past has power, but what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.

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Ridicule more often settles things more thoroughly and better than acrimony.

23

A word once uttered can never be recalled.

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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.

23

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

23

It is right for him who asks forgiveness for his offenses to grant it to others.

23

Gold will be slave or master.

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A word once let out of the cage cannot be whistled back again.

23

Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.

22

A corrupt judge does not carefully search for the truth.

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