Horatius

65 - 8 BC

A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace

Golden mean. -Auream mediocritatem

Horatius (65 - 8 BC)

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on grief and wishes

If you wish me to weep, you yourself must first feel grief. -Si vis me flere, dolendum est Primum ipsi tibi

Horatius (65 - 8 BC)

Source: Ars Poetica, v. 102.

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace

In the consulship of Plancus. -Consule Planco

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on quiet

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Keep quiet. -Favete linguis

Horatius (65 - 8 BC)

Source: Odes

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on clarity, darkness, day, fatherhood, happiness, life, and world

He possesses dominion over himself, and is happy, who can every day say, "I have lived." Tomorrow the heavenly Father may either involve the world in dark clouds, or cheer it with clear sunshine; he will not, however, render ineffectual the things which have already taken place.

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on clarity and difficulty

Remember to keep a clear head in difficult times. -Aequam memento rebus in arduis servare mentem

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace

As a true translator you will take care not to translate word for word. -Nec verbum verbo curabis reddere fidus interpres

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on adversity, circumstances, prosperity, and talent

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

Horatius (65 - 8 BC)

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on anger and madness

Anger is a short madness.

Horatius (65 - 8 BC)

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on beginning

He who has begun his task has half done it; begin.

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