Category Archives: Horace

Horace – Hopes within the shortness of human life

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Horace Abridge your hopes in proportion to the shortness of the span of human life; for while we converse, the hours, as if envious of our pleasure, fly away; enjoy, therefore, the present time, and trust not too much to what tomorrow may produce.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Horace – The disgrace of others deters vice

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Horace As a neighboring funeral terrifies sick misers, and fear obliges them to have some regard for themselves; so, the disgrace of others will often deter tender minds from vice.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Horace – Lightning most frequently strikes the tallest

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Horace The lofty pine is oftenest agitated by the winds — high towers rush to the earth with a heavier fall — and the lightning most frequently strikes the highest mountains.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Horace – Adversity elicits talents

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

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Horace – Pale death is impartial

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Horace Pale death enters with impartial step the cottages of the poor and the palaces of the rich.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Horace – Never inquire another’s secrets

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Horace Never inquire into another man’s secret; but conceal that which is entrusted to you, though pressed both by wine and anger to reveal it.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Horace – No man born without faults

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Horace No man is born without faults, he is best who has the fewest.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Horace – Ask for and grant forgiveness

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Horace It is right for him who asks forgiveness for his offenses to grant it to others.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Horace – What the future has in store

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Horace Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and to take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Horace – Unmasking souls before choosing friends

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Horace Wise were the kings who never chose a friend till with full cups they had unmasked his soul, and seen the bottom of his deepest thoughts.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Horace – Money as a handmaiden or mistress

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Horace Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest to use it; a mistress if thou knowest not.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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