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"The beauty of "spacing" children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones - which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones."
Sydney J. Harris
Horace Quotes
A good and faithful judge ever prefers the honorable to the expedient.
Horace

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

A picture is a poem without words.
Horace

A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose; many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong.
Horace

A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
Horace

A word once uttered can never be recalled.
Horace

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

Always keep your composure. You can't score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score.
Horace

Anger is a short madness.
Horace

As crazy as hauling timber into the woods.
Horace

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.
Horace

Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.
Horace

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

Don't think, just do.
Horace

Every old poem is sacred.
Horace

Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.
Horace

Fidelity is the sister of justice.
Horace

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

Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.
Horace

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.
Horace

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

He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
Horace

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

He is armed without who is innocent within, be this thy screen, and this thy wall of brass.
Horace

He tosses aside his paint-pots and his words a foot and a half long.
Horace

He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.
Horace

He who is upright in his way of life and free from sin.
Horace

He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
Horace

He who would begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.
Horace

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

I hate the irreverent rabble and keep them far from me.
Horace

I have completed a monument more lasting than brass.
Horace

I never think at all when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well.
Horace

I teach that all men are mad.
Horace

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

If matters go badly now, they will not always be so.
Horace

In labouring to be concise, I become obscure.
Horace

It is a sweet and seemly thing to die for one's country.
Horace

It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement.
Horace

It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he be a man of merit.
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It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.
Horace

It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.
Horace

It is your business when the wall next door catches fire.
Horace

It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire.
Horace

It's a good thing to be foolishly gay once in a while.
Horace

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.
Horace

Labor diligently to increase your property.
Horace

Leave the rest to the gods.
Horace

Let your literary compositions be kept from the public eye for nine years at least.
Horace

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
Horace

Life is largely a matter of expectation.
Horace

Make a good use of the present.
Horace

Many heroes lived before Agamemnon; but all are unknown and unwept, extinguished in everlasting night, because they have no spirited chronicler.
Horace

Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom.
Horace

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

Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it; a mistress, if thou knowest not.
Horace

Mountains will go into labour, and a silly little mouse will be born.
Horace

My liver swells with bile difficult to repress.
Horace

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.
Horace

No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drinkers of water.
Horace

Nothing's beautiful from every point of view.
Horace

Now is the time for drinking, now the time to beat the earth with unfettered foot.
Horace

O imitators, you slavish herd!
Horace

Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.
Horace

Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.
Horace

Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings.
Horace

Poets wish to profit or to please.
Horace

Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow, and everyday that fortune grants you, count as gain.
Horace

Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.
Horace

Strange - is it not? - that of the myriads who Before us passed the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the road Which to discover we must travel too.
Horace

Subdue your passion or it will subdue you.
Horace

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

The disgrace of others often keeps tender minds from vice.
Horace

The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.
Horace

The foolish are like ripples on water, For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced; But the righteous are like carvings upon stone, For their smallest act is durable.
Horace

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
Horace

The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.
Horace

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

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

The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.
Horace

The pen is the tongue of the mind.
Horace

Think of the wonders uncorked by wine! It opens secrets, gives heart to our hopes, pushes the cowardly into battle, lifts the load from anxious minds, and evokes talents. Thanks to the bottle's prompting no one is lost for words, no one who's cramped by poverty fails to find release.
Horace

Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendor.
Horace

Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.
Horace

Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person.
Horace

We are free to yield to truth.
Horace

We are just statistics, born to consume resources.
Horace

We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.
Horace

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

Whatever advice you give, be short.
Horace

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

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

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

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

Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?
Horace

Why harass with eternal purposes a mind to weak to grasp them?
Horace

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
Horace

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

You have played enough; you have eaten and drunk enough. Now it is time for you to depart.
Horace

You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren.
Horace

You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.
Horace

Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor's wall is ablaze.
Horace

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Poet
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Nationality:
Greek
 

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