Horace Quotes

Horace Quotes

Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise.

There are words and accents by which this grief can be assuaged, and the disease in a great measure removed.

Pulvis et umbra sumus. (We are but dust and shadow.)

Rule your mind or it will rule you.

Pactum serva" - "Keep the faith

he who is greedy is always in want

It is not the rich man you should properly call happy,
but him who knows how to use with wisdom the blessings of the gods,
to endure hard poverty, and who fears dishonor worse than death,
and is not afraid to die for cherished friends or fatherland.

Lectio, quae placuit, decies repetita placebit.

(What we read with pleasure we can read many times with pleasure.)

Caelum non animum mutant qui trans mare currunt.
(They change their sky, not their soul, who rush across the sea.)

Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret
(Drive Nature out with a pitchfork, she'll come right back)

In love there are two evils: war and peace.

Captive Greece took captive her savage conquerer and brought the arts to rustic Latium

Make money, money by fair means if you can, if not, but any means money.

Leave off asking what tomorrow will bring, and
whatever days fortune will give, count them
as profit.

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