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He has half the deed done who has made a beginning.
Acquittal of the guilty damns the judge.
- Horace | Justice Quotes
Dismiss the old horse in good time, lest he fail in the lists and the spectators laugh.
The changing year's progressive plan Proclaims mortality to man.
Sport begets tumultuous strife and wrath, and wrath begets fierce quarrels and war to the death.
- Horace | Sport Quotes
Many terms which have now dropped out of favour will be revived, and those that are at present respectable, will drop out, if useage so choose with whom resides the decision and the judgment and the code of speech.
You will live wisely if you are happy in your lot.
- Horace | Happiness Quotes
He who is greedy is always in want.
- Horace | Greed Quotes
And may I live the remainder of my life ... for myself; may there be plenty of books and many years' store of the fruits of the earth!
- Horace | Happiness Quotes
What it is forbidden to be put right becomes lighter by acceptance.
Better to accept whatever happens.
Anger is a short madness.
Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.
Let him who has enough wish for nothing more.
No one is content with his own lot.
In Rome you long for the country. In the country you praise to the skies the distant town.
Pale death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.
We set up harsh and unkind rules against ourselves. No one is born without faults. That man is best who has fewest.
Live mindful of how brief your life is.
- Horace | One Day Quotes
Gladly accept the gifts of the present hour.
- Horace | One Day Quotes
He possesses dominion over himself, and is happy, who can every day say, "I have lived." Tomorrow the heavenly Father may either involve the world in dark clouds, or cheer it with clear sunshine; he will not, however, render ineffectual the things which have already taken place.
- Horace | One Day Quotes
Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.
Who knows if the gods above will add tomorrow's span to this day's sum?
Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.
If matters go badly now, they will not always be so.
Never despair.
- Horace | Hope Quotes
He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
- Horace | Decisions Quotes
Choose a subject equal to your abilities; think carefully what your shoulders may refuse, and what they are capable of bearing.
- Horace | Right Quotes
We set up harsh and unkind rules against ourselves. No one is born without faults. That man is best who has fewest.
In times of stress, be bold and valiant.
- Horace | Courage Quotes
Fools, through false shame, conceal their open wounds.
- Horace | Courage Quotes
It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity!
- Horace | Courage Quotes
Dare to begin! He who postpones living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
- Horace | Courage Quotes
He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
He who begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.
- Horace | Adversity Quotes
Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
- Horace | Adversity Quotes
In adversity, remember to keep an even mind.
In adversity, remember to keep an even mind.
- Horace | Events Quotes
Whatever advice you give, be short.
- Horace | Advice Quotes
Anger is momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
- Horace | Anger Quotes
A picture is a poem without words.
- Horace | Art Quotes
Well begun is half done.
- Horace | Beginning Quotes
Your own property is concerned when your neighbor's house is on fire.
- Horace | Fire Quotes
I teach that all men are mad.
- Horace | Insanity Quotes
One cannot know everything.
- Horace | Knowledge Quotes
The musician who always plays on the same string, is laughed at.
- Horace | Music Quotes
When your neighbor's house is afire your own property is at stake.
- Horace | Neighbors Quotes
A picture is a poem without words.
- Horace | Painting Quotes
The man is either mad or he is making verses.
- Horace | Poet Quotes
Let your poem be kept nine years.
- Horace | Poetry Quotes
Enjoy the present day, trusting very little to the morrow.
- Horace | Time Quotes
Riches either serve or govern the possessor.
- Horace | Wealth Quotes


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