Words will not fail when the matter is well considered.

Horace on words
185

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

Horace on trust
92

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

Horace on actions
54

Nothing's beautiful from every point of view.

Horace on beauty
40

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

Horace on fools
39

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

Horace on experience
37
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Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.

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

Horace on health
37

A picture is a poem without words.

Horace on art
36

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.

Horace on adversity
31

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

Horace on man
29

Life gives nothing to man without labor.

Horace on labor
29

A good scare is worth more than good advice.

Horace on advice
26
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A picture is a poem without words.

About Horace

Name Horace
Quotes 170 quotes
Nationality Roman
Profession Poet
Birthday December 8, 65 BC
About Quintus Horatius Flaccus (8 December 65 BC – 27 November 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus.
Top topics life, adversity, death, mind, free

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

Horace on purpose
25

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

Horace on wisdom
23

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

Horace on moderation
22

Gold will be slave or master.

Horace on gold
22

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

Horace on neighbors
22

Whatever advice you give, be short.

Horace on advice
22

Anger is a brief lunacy.

Horace on anger
21

A word once uttered can never be recalled.

Horace on words
20

Make a good use of the present.

Horace on time
18

Live as brave men and face adversity with stout hearts.

Horace on bravery
17

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

Horace on freedom
17

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

Horace on anger
14

Believe that each day that shines on you is your last.

Horace on present
14

I am not bound over to swear allegiance to any master;

where the storm drives me I turn in for shelter.

Horace on loyalty
13

The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.

Horace on anger
13

He who has made it a practice to lie and deceive his father, will be the most daring in deceiving others.

Horace on deceptionlying
12

Why harass with eternal purposes a mind to weak to grasp them?

Horace on persuasion
12

Be ever on your guard what you say of anybody and to whom.

Horace on speeches
12

Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.

Horace on justice
11

You who write, choose a subject suited to your abilities and think long and hard on what your powers are equal to and what they are unable to perform.

Horace on authors
11

Tear thyself from delay.

Horace on procrastination
11

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

Horace on mind
10

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

Horace on discipline
10

Patience makes lighter What sorrow may not heal.

Horace on patience
10

Life is largely a matter of expectation.

Horace on expectation
10

He has the deed half done who has made a beginning.

Horace on actions
10

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.

Horace on adversity
9

If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.

Horace on emotions
8

The foolish are like ripples on water, For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced; But the righteous are like carvings upon stone, For their smallest act is durable.

Horace on act
8

We are just statistics, born to consume resources.

Horace on born
8

I never think at all when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well.

Horace on write
8

Take away the danger and remove the restraint, and wayward nature runs free.

Horace on punishment
8

Let your literary compositions be kept from the public eye for nine years.

Horace on authors
8

Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.

Horace on authors
7

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.

Horace on knowledge
7

They change their climate, not their soul, who rush across the sea.

Horace on travel
7

It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.

Horace on obscure
7

Subdue your passion or it will subdue you.

Horace on love
7