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  Quotes of Horace [45]


  1. This is a fault common to all singers, that among their friends they will never sing when they are asked; unasked, they will never desist.
  2. Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
  3. Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.
  4. Why harass with eternal purposes a mind too weak to grasp them?
  5. This world is a comedy for those who think, a tragedy for those who feel.
  6. Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
  7. While we're talking, time will have meanly run on: pick today's fruits, no relying on the future in the slightest.
  8. Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!
  9. It is not the rich man you should properly call happy, but him who knows how to use with wisdom the blessings of the gods, to endure hard poverty, and who fears dishonor worse than death, and is not afraid to die for cherished friends or fatherland.
  10. Often you must turn your stylus to erase, if you hope to write anything worth a second reading.
  11. In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
  12. Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.
  13. To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.
  14. Think to yourself that every day is your last; the hour to which you do not look forward will come as a welcome surprise.
  15. The years as they pass plunder us of one thing after another.
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