Horace

Roman poet

Lived from: 65-8 BC

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Horace

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    Let your character be kept up the very end, just as it began, and so be consistent.
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    A good scare is worth more than good advice.
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    Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.
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    Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom.
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    Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.
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    A good and faithful judge ever prefers the honorable to the expedient.
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    A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
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    A jest often decides matters of importance more effectual and happily than seriousness.
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    A picture is a poem without words.
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    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.
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    A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
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    A word once uttered can never be recalled.
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    Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
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    Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
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    Anger is a brief lunacy.
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