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Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work. ...
by Horace

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
- Horace

Related topics: Wisdom Motivational Success

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
- Horace

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

 

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

Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
- Horace

Anger is a short madness.
- Horace

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A picture is a poem without words.
- Horace

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

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

Every old poem is sacred.
- Horace

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

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

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

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

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

O imitators, you slavish herd!
- Horace

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

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

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

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

A word once uttered can never be recalled.
- Horace

You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren.
- Horace

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

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

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

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

Fidelity is the sister of justice.
- Horace

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

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

Life is largely a matter of expectation.
- Horace

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

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood
of life to crimson splendor.
Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.
- 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

Make a good use of the present.
- 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

We are just statistics, born to consume resources.
- 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

Whatever advice you give, be short.
- Horace

In labouring to be concise, I become obscure.
- Horace

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

In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
- Horace

Poets wish to profit or to please.
- Horace

We are free to yield to truth.
- Horace

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.
- Horace

It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.
- Horace

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

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

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

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

One wanders to the left, another to the right.
Both are equally in error, but, are seduced by different delusions.
- Horace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.
- Horace

Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.
- 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

Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even.
- Horace

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

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
- Horace

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

Nothing's beautiful from every point of view.
- Horace

I teach that all men are mad.
- Horace

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

Choose a subject equal to your abilities;
think carefully what your shoulders may refuse,
and what they are capable of bearing.
- Horace


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