Horatius

65 - 8 BC

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.

Horatius (65 - 8 BC)

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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)

Horatius (65 - 8 BC)

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.

Horatius (65 - 8 BC)

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace

Splendidly false. -Splendide mendax

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on relaxation and time

It is sweet to relax at the proper time. -Dulce est desipere in loco

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace

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

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on slavery

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He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little.

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on consequences, merit, and parenthood

It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, so he be a man of merit.

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on manners

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Unaffected by manners. -Simplex munditiis

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