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

In hard times, no less than in prosperity, preserve equanimity.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

In my integrity I'll wrap me up.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

In neglected fields the fern grows, which must be cleared out by fire.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

In the same [hospitable] manner that a Calabrian would press you to eat his pears.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

In truth it is best to learn wisdom, and abandoning all nonsense, to leave it to boys to enjoy their season of play and mirth.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

In trying to be concise I become obscure.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

In vain will you fly from one vice if in your wilfulness you embrace another.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

It is but a poor establishment where there are not many superfluous things which the owner knows not of, and which go to the thieves.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

It is no easy matter to say commonplace things in an original way.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

It is not every man that can afford to go to Corinth.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

It is not permitted that we should know everything.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

It is proper that every man should measure himself by his own proportion and standard.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

It is said that the propriety even of old Cato often yielded to the exciting influence of the grape.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

It was intended to be a vase, it has turned out a pot.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

It will please though ten times repeated.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Joking apart, now let us be serious.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Kings play the fool, and the people suffer for it.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Learned or unlearned we all must be scribbling.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Let Apella the Jew credit it, if he will.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Let every man find pleasure in practising the profession he has learnt.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Let him who has once perceived how much that, which has been discarded, excels that which he has longed for, return at once, and seek again that which he despised.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Let not a god interfere unless where a god's assistance is necessary. [Adopt extreme measures only in extreme cases.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Let your mind, happily contented with the present, care not what the morrow will bring with it.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Lightning strikes the tops of the mountains.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Men born only to eat.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Money, as it increases, becomes either the master or the slave of ts owner.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

My age, my inclinations, are no longer what they were.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Never was anything so inconsistent.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Never without a shilling in my purse.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

No man ever properly calculates from time to time what it is his duty to avoid.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

No man is born without faults.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Nor has he lived in vain, who from his cradle to his grave has passed his life in seclusion.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Not even piety will stay wrinkles, nor the encroachments of age, nor the advance of death, which cannot be resisted.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Not if you burst yourself will you equal him.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Not to create confusion in what is clear, but to throw light on what is obscure.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Not treasured wealth, nor the consul's lictor, can dispel the mind's bitter conflicts and the cares that flit, like bats, about your fretted roofs.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Nothing is achieved without toil.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Nothing is so difficult but that man will accomplish it.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Now to drink and trip it on the light fantastic toe.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Opportune times for speaking.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Patience lightens the burthen we cannot avert.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Pleasure bought with pain does harm.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Pry not into the affairs of others, and keep secret that which has been entrusted to you, though sorely tempted by wine and passion.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Punishment follows close on the heels of crime.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Rains driven by storms fall not perpetually on the land already sodden, neither do varying gales for ever disturb the Caspian sea.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Riches are first to be sought for; after wealth, virtue.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Riches with their wicked inducements increase; nevertheless, avarice is never satisfied.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Ridicule often cuts the knot, where severity fails.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Scribblers are a self-conceited and self-worshipping race.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Seek not to inquire what the morrow will bring with it.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)


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