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Horace

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Horace

Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Venusia, 8 December 65 BC - Rome, 27 November 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric and satiric poet during the time of Augustus in the Latin language. Horace was a son of a freed slave, he had the opportunity to continue studies in Rome and later in Athens, where he moved to study philosophy.

Friday Mar 15, 2019

Horace: Learn to command yourself

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

Wednesday Oct 7, 2015

Horace: Use humor

Humor is often stronger and more effective than sharpness in cutting knotty issues.

Wednesday Sep 16, 2015

Horace: Our words

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

Friday Aug 28, 2015

Horace: Adversity and prosperity

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.

Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

Horace: Rule your mind

Rule your mind or it will rule you.

Tuesday Jul 8, 2014

Horace: Be wise

He who would begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.

Tuesday Jul 1, 2014

Horace: It depends on the point of view

Nothing's beautiful from every point of view.

Wednesday Nov 20, 2013

Horace: How things go

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

Wednesday Nov 6, 2013

Horace: Mind your passion

Subdue your passion or it will subdue you.

Wednesday Oct 30, 2013

Horace: In search of happiness

You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.

Wednesday Oct 23, 2013

Horace: Your Parents

It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he be a man of merit.

Wednesday Oct 16, 2013

Horace: Your Hour of Living

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

Wednesday Oct 9, 2013

Horace: How to get everyone`s approval

He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful.

Wednesday Oct 2, 2013

Horace: The Present

Make a good use of the present.

Thursday Sep 19, 2013

Horace: Take care of your soul

Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?

Wednesday Sep 11, 2013

Horace: Wisdom and books

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

Wednesday Sep 4, 2013

Horace: What suffering is

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

Wednesday Aug 28, 2013

Horace: When life's path is steep

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

Wednesday Aug 21, 2013

Horace: What makes impressions upon our minds

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

Wednesday Aug 14, 2013

Horace: The effect of adversity

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