Horace

Horace

Quintus Horatius Flaccus (December 8, 65 BC – November 27, 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as Octavian). 

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If a man's fortune does not fit him, it is like the shoe in the story, if too large it trips him up, if too small it pinches him.

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

Cease to inquire what the future has in store and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.

A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose, many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong.

Seize the day and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.

A heart well prepared for adversity, in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.

I hate the irreverent rabble and keep them far from me.

I never think at all when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well.

Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor's wall is ablaze.

Adversity reveals genius prosperity conceals it.

Anger is a short madness.

Fidelity is the sister of justice.

Whatever advice you give be short.

Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.

Once a word has been allowed to escape it cannot be recalled.

Choose a subject equal to your abilities, think carefully what your shoulders may refuse and what they are capable of bearing.

It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire.

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