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  Quotes of Horace [45]


  1. When things are steep, remember to stay level-headed.
  2. All his own geese are swans, as the swans of others are geese.
  3. Not gods, nor men, nor even booksellers have put up with poets' being second-rate.
  4. Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans: it's lovely to be silly at the right moment.
  5. Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
  6. Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
  7. Not to hope for things to last forever, is what the year teaches and even the hour which snatches a nice day away.
  8. I strive to be brief, and I become obscure.
  9. The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.
  10. Do not try to find out - we're forbidden to know - what end the gods have in store for me, or for you.
  11. You will have written exceptionally well if, by skilful arrangement of your words, you have made an ordinary one seem original.
  12. He who knows a thousand works of art knows a thousand frauds.
  13. He has the deed half done who has made a beginning.
  14. Nothing's beautiful from every point of view.
  15. Whatever advice you give, be brief.
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