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Quotes by Horace - (28 quotes)

Horace - From the Advice category:

Whatever advice you give, be brief. (Horace)

Horace - From the Beauty category:

Nothing's beautiful from every point of view. (Horace)

Horace - From the Beginning category:

He has the deed half done who has made a beginning. (Horace)

Horace - From the Change category:

Not to hope for things to last forever, is what the year teaches and even the hour which snatches a nice day away. (Horace)

Horace - From the Destiny category:

Do not try to find out – we're forbidden to know – what end the gods have in store for me, or for you. (Horace)

Horace - From the Difficulty category:

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

Horace - From the Editing category:

Often you must turn your stylus to erase, if you hope to write anything worth a second reading. (Horace)

Horace - From the Freedom category:

Painters and poets alike have always had license to dare anything! We know that, and we both claim and allow to others in their turn this indulgence. (Horace)

Horace - From the Freedom category:

Not bound to swear allegiance to any master, wherever the wind takes me I travel as a visitor. (Horace)

Horace - From the Genius category:

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. (Horace)

Horace - From the Happiness category:

To marvel at nothing is just about the one and only thing, Numicius, that can make a man happy and keep him that way. (Horace)

Horace - From the Immortality category:

I have executed a memorial longer lasting than bronze. (Horace)

Horace - From the Money category:

Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it; a mistress, if thou knowest not. (Horace)

Horace - From the Nature category:

Nature is harmony in discord. (Horace)

Horace - From the Obscurity category:

I strive to be brief, and I become obscure. (Horace)

Horace - From the Painting category:

A picture is a poem without words. (Horace)

Horace - From the Planning category:

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans: it's lovely to be silly at the right moment. (Horace)

Horace - From the Poetry category:

Not gods, nor men, nor even booksellers have put up with poets' being second-rate. (Horace)

Horace - From the Poetry category:

That I make poetry and give pleasure – if I give pleasure – are because of you. (Horace)

Horace - From the Poetry category:

I have to submit to much in order to pacify the touchy tribe of poets. (Horace)

Horace - From the Poetry category:

Many brave men lived before Agamemnon; but all are covered by eternal night, unwept, unknown, because they lack a sacred poet. (Horace)

Horace - From the Prosperity category:

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

Horace - From the Questions category:

Drop the question what tomorrow may bring, and count as profit every day that Fate allows you. (Horace)

Horace - From the Silence category:

Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person. (Horace)

Horace - From the Time category:

Seize the day and put the least possible trust in tomorrow. (Horace)

Horace - From the Time category:

While we're talking, time will have meanly run on: pick today's fruits, no relying on the future in the slightest. (Horace)

Horace - From the Words category:

Once sent out, a word takes wing irrevocably. (Horace)

Horace - From the Writing category:

You will have written exceptionally well if, by skilful arrangement of your words, you have made an ordinary one seem original. (Horace)