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A list of the best Horace quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Horace quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Horace quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Horace should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Horace quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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Begin, be bold and venture to be wise. Horace

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Life gives nothing to man without labor. Horace

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A word once uttered can never be recalled. Horace

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The secret of all good writing is sound judgment. Horace

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michaelj72 added Go, and may all good go with you.

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Life is largely a matter of expectation. Horace

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Make a good use of the present. Horace

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The man is either mad, or he is making verses. Horace

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Be ever on your guard what you say of anybody and to whom. Horace

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Youth is unduly busy with pampering the outer person. Horace

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When things are steep, remember to stay level-headed. Horace

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Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment. Horace

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Seize the day. Horace

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Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. Horace

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He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little. Horace

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Whatever advice you give, be short. Horace

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michaelj72 added Nothing is swifter than rumor.

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Gold will be slave or master. Horace

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Nothing's beautiful from every point of view. Horace

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michaelj72 added For me the time passes slowly and joyously away.

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Knowledge without education is but armed injustice. Horace

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He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful. Horace

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Who then is free? The wise man who can govern himself. Horace

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Words will not fail when the matter is well considered. Horace

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Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it. Horace

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michaelj72 added Now is the time to drink!

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I shall not wholly die, and a great part of me will escape the grave. Horace

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Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character. Horace

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You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren. Horace

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He has half the deed done who has made a beginning Horace

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We are free to yield to truth. Horace

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Believe that each day that shines on you is your last. Horace

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How great, my friends, is the virtue of living upon a little! Horace

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They change their climate, not their soul, who rush across the sea. Horace

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The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain. Horace

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There is nothing assured to mortals. Horace

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A good and faithful judge ever prefers the honorable to the expedient. Horace

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Every old poem is sacred. Horace

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michaelj72 added Of writing well the source and fountainhead is wise thinking.

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Poets wish to profit or to please. Horace

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Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much. Horace

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I teach that all men are mad. Horace

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As a rule, adversity reveals genius and prosperity hides it. Horace

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Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant. Horace

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michaelj72 added The Muses gave the Greeks genius and the art of the well-turned phrase.

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michaelj72 added The years as they pass plunder us of one thing after another.

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You who write, choose a subject suited to your abilities and think long and hard on what your powers are equal to and what they are unable to perform. Horace

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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. Horace

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It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he be a man of merit. Horace

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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. Horace