Horace Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old horace quotes, horace sayings, and horace proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


When life's path is steep, keep your mind even.      

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Anger is a short madness.      

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A word once let out of the cage cannot be whistled back again.      

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Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and you cry alone.      

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You can drive out nature with a pitchfork but she keeps on coming back.      

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All in good time.      

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What may not be altered is made lighter by patience.      

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As we speak cruel time is fleeing. Seize the day, believing as little as possible in the morrow.     

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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.      

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Rule your mind or it will rule you.     

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Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.     

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

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The chief pleasure in eating does not consist in costly seasoning, or exquisite flavor, but in yourself.     

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Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.     

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He who is greedy is always in want     

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The avarice person is ever in want; let your desired aim have a fixed limit.     

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The Sun, the stars and the seasons as they pass, some can gaze upon these with no strain of fear.     

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Rule your mind or it will rule you.     

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Who can hope to be safe' who sufficiently cautious' Guard himself as he may, every moment's an ambush.     

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He who has made it a practice to lie and deceive his father, will be the most daring in deceiving others.     

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Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.     

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Nothing is swifter than rumor.     

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

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Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even.     

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Who knows whether the gods will add tomorrow to the present hour?     

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Remember to preserve a calm soul amid difficulties.     

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

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Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.     

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

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