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

Forgetful of thy tomb thou buildest houses.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Fortune, delighting in her cruel task, and playing her wanton game untiringly, is ever shifting her uncertain favours.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Friends fly away when the cask has been drained to the dregs.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Frugality is one thing, avarice another.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Get money; by just means. if you can; if not, still get money.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Get what start the sinner may, Retribution, for all her lame leg, never quits his track.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Gloriously false. [Like Rahab.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

God has joined the innocent with the guilty.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

God made not pleasures for the rich alone.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Gold delights to walk through the very midst of the guard, and to break its way through hard rocks, more powerful in its blow than lightning.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Govern your temper, which will rule you unless kept in subjection.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Had the crow only fed without cawing she would have had more to eat, and much less of strife and envy to contend with. [To noise abroad our success is to invite envy and competition.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Happy is the man to whom nature has given a sufficiency with even a sparing hand.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Happy the man who, removed from all cares of business, after the manner of his forefathers cultivates with his own team his paternal acres, freed from all thought of usury.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Hatched in the same nest.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Having no business of his own to attend to, he busies himself with the affairs of others.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

He bristles with hair, like a sea-urchin or a hunted boar.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

He burns us by his brightness. [We are vexed at his manifest superiority.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

He can afford to be a fool.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

He has carried every point, who has combined that which is useful with that which is agreeable.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

He has hay upon his horn. [He is a mischievous person.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

He is not poor who has a competency.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

He is praised by some, blamed by others.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

He makes himself ridiculous who is for ever repeating the same mistake.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

He tells old wives' tales much to the point.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

He wears himself out by his labours, and grows old through his love of possessing wealth.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

He who has enough for his wants should desire nothing more.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

He who preserves a man's life against his will does the same thing as if he slew him.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

He who sings the praises of his boyhood's days.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

He who speaks ill of an absent friend, or fails to take his part if attacked by another, that man is a scoundrel.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

He will be beloved when he is no more.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

He will often have to scratch his head, and bite his nails to the quick. [To succeed he will have to puzzle his brains and work hard.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Heir follows heir, as wave succeeds to wave.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Here, or nowhere, is the thing we seek.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Hidden knowledge differs little from ignorance.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

His anger is easily excited and appeased, and he changes from hour to hour.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

How to conduct yourself properly before your superiors.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

I abhor the profane rabble and keep them at a distance.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

I hang my ears like an ass whose spirits droop.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

I have raised for myself a monument more durable than brass.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

I strive to mould circumstances to myself, not myself to circumstances.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

I would not exchange my life of ease and quiet for the riches of Arabia.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

If things look badly to-day they may look better tomorrow.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

If you are only an underling, don't dress too fine.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

If you cannot conduct yourself with propriety, give place to those who can.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

In a long work sleep may be naturally expected.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

In an evil hour thou bring'st her home. [You are marrying a shrew.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

In avoiding one evil we fall into another, if we use not discretion.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

In avoiding one vice fools rush into the opposite extreme.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

In going abroad we change the climate not our dispositions.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)


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