Horatius

65 - 8 BC

A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on beginning, vices, virtue, and wisdom

To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and the beginning of wisdom is to have got rid of folly.

Horatius (65 - 8 BC)

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on motherhood

Wars, the horror of mothers. -Bella detesta matribus

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on life and work

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Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on people

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In the presence of the people. -Coram populo

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on success

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He who feared he would not succeed sat still. -Sedit qui timuit ne non succederet

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on life

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To save a man's life against his will is the same as killing him.

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on day and trust

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Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero (Seize the day, put no trust in tomorrow)

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Source: Ars Poetica, v. 102; Hoarce (Odes, I.xi.1)

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on ambition, courage, and desires

Who has courage to say no again and again to desires, to despise the objects of ambition, who is a whole in himself, smoothed and rounded.

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on ancestry, business, happiness, interest, and men

He's happy who, far away from business, like the races of men of old, tills his ancestral fields with his own oxen, unbound by any interest to pay.

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace

Splendidly false. -Splendide mendax

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