Horatius

65 - 8 BC

A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on poets

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Limbs of a dismembered poet. -Disiecti membra poetae

Horatius (65 - 8 BC)

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on caring

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You may see me, fat and shining, with well-cared-for hide, . . . a hog from Epicurus's herd.

Horatius (65 - 8 BC)

Source: Epistolæ, lib. i. iv. 15, 16.

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace

Alas, the fleeting years slip by. -Eheu fugaces labuntur anni

Horatius (65 - 8 BC)

Source: Odes

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace

From the egg right to the apples. -Ab ovo usque ad mala

Horatius (65 - 8 BC)

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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 on beginning

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

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on bravery, life, and men

Brave men were living before Agamemnon.

Horatius (65 - 8 BC)

Source: Odes. iv. 9, 25.

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on brevity

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I strive to be brief, and become obscure.

Horatius (65 - 8 BC)

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on force and wisdom

Brute force bereft of wisdom falls to ruin by its own weight. -Vis consili expers mole ruit sua

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