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Horace – Wealth increases want of more

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Horace The accumulation of wealth is followed by an increase of care, and by an appetite for more.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Horace – A cheerful mind face life with a placid smile

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Horace The mind that is cheerful in its present state, will be averse to all solicitude as to the future, and will meet the bitter occurrences of life with a placid smile.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Horace – Common people are ill judges of merit

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Horace The common people are but ill judges of a man’s merits; they are slaves to fame, and their eyes are dazzled with the pomp of titles and large retinue. No wonder, then, that they bestow their honors on those who least deserve them.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Horace – Ridicule cuts the Gordian knot

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Horace Ridicule often cuts the Gordian knot more effectively than the severity of satire.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Horace – In a hurry to be wealthy

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Horace He who is always in a hurry to be wealthy and immersed in the study of augmenting his fortune has lost the arms of reason and deserted the post of virtue.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Horace – Time reveals and covers all

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

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Horace – Man learns what excites his ridicule

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Horace For man learns more readily and remembers more willingly what excites his ridicule than what deserves esteem and respect.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Horace – Shun the inquisitive; they are leaky

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Horace Shun the inquisitive, for thou wilt be sure to find him leaky; open ears do not keep conscientiously what has been entrusted to them, and a word once spoken flies never to be recalled.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Horace – Mediocrity in poets

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Horace Mediocrity is not allowed to poets, either by the gods or men.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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