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HORACE (QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS)
Roman poet
(65 BC - 8 BC)
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Surely oak and threefold brass surrounded his heart who first trusted a frail vessel to the merciless ocean.
      - [Sea]

Swift death rushes upon us.
  [Lat., Cita mors ruit.]
      - adapted from Sat. I, 8 [Death]

Take heed lest you stumble.
      - [Proverbs]

Teaching brings out innate powers, and proper training braces the intellect.
      - [Proverbs]

The accumulation of wealth is followed by an increase of care, and by an appetite for more.
      - [Wealth]

The arrow will not always find the mark intended.
      - [Proverbs]

The body oppressed by excesses bears down the mind, and depresses to the earth any portion of the divine spirit we had been endowed with.
      - [Excess]

The body, enervated by the excesses of the preceding day, weighs down and prostates the mind also.
      - [Proverbs]

The bowl dispels corroding cares.
      - [Proverbs]

The cares that flutter batlike round fretted roofs.
      - [Proverbs]

The cask will long retain the flavour of the wine with which it was first seasoned.
      - [Proverbs]

The cautious wolf fears the pit, the hawk regards with suspicion the snare laid for her, and the fish the hook in its concealment.
      - [Proverbs]

The chief pleasure (in eating) does not consist in costly seasoning or exquisite flavor, but in yourself. Do you seek for sauce by sweating.
      - [Appetite : Diet]

The clown waits for the river to run itself dry. [Crossing Cheapside.]
      - [Proverbs]

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.
      - [Popularity]

The covetous are always in want.
      - [Proverbs]

The drunkard is convicted by his praises of wine.
      - [Proverbs]

The ears that gape after secrets retain not faithfully what is entrusted to them.
      - [Proverbs]

The earth opens impartially her bosom to receive the beggar and the prince.
      - [Graves]

The explanation avails nothing, which in leading us from one difficulty involves us in another.
      - [Proverbs]

The faults of his adored escape the notice of the blind admirer.
      - [Proverbs]

The fellow is either a madman or a poet.
      - [Proverbs]

The gods have given you wealth and the means of enjoying it.
      - [Proverbs]

The good refrain from sin from the pure love of virtue.
      - [Proverbs]

The gratitude of place-expectants is a lively sense of future favors.
      - [Office]


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