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[ Also see Catchphrases Laws of Life and Nature Old Sayings Proverbial Phrases Proverbs (General) ]

A cup concealed in the dress is rarely honestly carried.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

A greater liar than the Parthians.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

A hungry stomach rarely despises rough food.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

A leech that will not quit the skin until sated with blood.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

A man of refined taste and judgment.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

A man perfect to the finger tips.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

A word once spoken cannot be recalled.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Add a sprinkling of folly to your long deliberations.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Alas! the fleeting years, how they roll on!
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

All men do not admire and delight in the same objects.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Although you may strut about, proud of your purse, fortune changes not birth.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

An envious man grows lean at another's fatness.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

An undertaking beset with danger.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Apollo does not always bend his bow.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Art is long, life is short.
  [Lat., Ars longa, vita brevis.]
      - attributed to Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        original thought expressed by Hippocrates about 400 BC

As many men as there are existing, so many are their different pursuits.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

As with a little girl playing with her nurse, the toy which she eagerly sought she soon tires of and discards.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

At Rome I love Tibur; then, like a weathercock, at Tibur Rome.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Be cautious as to what you say of men, and to whom you speak it.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Be not ashamed to have had wild days, but not to have sown your wild oats.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Be not caught by the cunning of those who appear in a disguise.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Be not for ever harassed by impotent desire.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Be this our wall of brass, to be conscious of having done no evil, and to grow pale at no accusation.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Betray not a secret even though racked by wine or wrath.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Brighter than Parian marble.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

By heaven you have destroyed me, my friends!
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Can you restrain your laughter, my friends?
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Catch the opportunity while it lasts, and rely not on what the morrow may bring.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Change but the name, and you are the subject of the story.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Come, let us take a lesson from our forefathers, and enjoy the Christmas holyday.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Consider well what your shoulders are able to bear.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Day treads upon the heels of day, and the new moons hasten to their waning.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Designedly God covers in dark night the issue of futurity.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Desiring things widely different for their various tastes.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Despise not sweet inviting love-making nor the merry dance.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Dispel the cold, bounteously replenishing the hearth with logs.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Don't long for the unripe grape.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Dull winter will re-appear.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Each day that fate adds to your life, put down as so much gain.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Enjoy in happiness the pleasures which each hour brings with it.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Enjoy thankfully any happy hour heaven may send you, nor think that your delights will keep till another year.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Even in animals there exists the spirit of their sires.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Even play has ended in fierce strife and anger.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Even the good Homer is sometimes caught napping.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Faults are committed within the walls of Troy and also without. [There is fault on both sides.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Fiction intended to please, should resemble truth as much as possible.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Fierce eagles breed not the tender dove.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Fire, if neglected, will soon gain strength.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Flames too soon acquire strength if disregarded.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

For well-dowered wife, credit, friends, birth and beauty, all-powerful money gives them all.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)


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