Famous Quotes By Horace


  1. A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
  2. A picture is a poem without words.
  3. Anger is a short madness.
  4. Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.
  5. Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.
  6. He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
  7. It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.
  8. 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.
  9. It is your business when the wall next door catches fire.
  10. Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.
  11. Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.
  12. Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
  13. Life is largely a matter of expectation.
  14. Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it a mistress, if thou knowest not.
  15. No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.
  16. Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
  17. Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings.
  18. Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even.
  19. Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.
  20. Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.
  21. Strange - is it not? That of the myriads who Before us passed the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the road Which to discover we must travel too.
  22. Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.
  23. The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.
  24. The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.
  25. The power of daring anything their fancy suggest, as always been conceded to the painter and the poet.
  26. To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it those who have, fear it.
  27. Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.
  28. We are free to yield to truth.
  29. Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
  30. You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back.
  31. You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.

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