Horace

Roman poet

Lived from: 65-8 BC

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Horace

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    Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
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    Anger is short madness
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    As a rule, adversity reveals genius and prosperity hides it.
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    Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them.
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    Be ever on your guard what you say of anybody and to whom.
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    Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.
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    Believe that each day that shines on you is your last.
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    Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.
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    Does he council you better who bids you, ''Money, by right means, if you can: but by any means, make money ?
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    Every old poem is sacred.
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    Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.
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    Gold will be slave or master.
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    Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.
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    He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful.
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    He has half the deed done who has made a beginning