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Horace Quotes

Italian Poet

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

Category: Discipline

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

Category: Economy And Economics

If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.

Category: Emotions

He will be loved when dead, who was envied when he was living.

Category: Envy

What fugitive from his country can also escape from himself.

Category: Escapism

Life is largely a matter of expectation.

Category: Expectation

What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye.

Category: Eyes

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

Category: Fate

While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one.

Category: Faults

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

Category: Fools And Foolishness

Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.

Category: Fortune

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.

Category: Fortune

We are free to yield to truth.

Category: Freedom

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

Category: Freedom

Who then is free? The one who wisely is lord of themselves, who neither poverty, death or captivity terrify, who is strong to resist his appetites and shun honors, and is complete in themselves smooth and round like a globe.

Category: Freedom