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HORACE (QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS)
Roman poet
(65 BC - 8 BC)
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In trying to be concise I become obscure.
      - [Proverbs]

In vain will you fly from one vice if in your wilfulness you embrace another.
      - [Proverbs]

Increasing wealth is attended by care and by the desire of greater increase.
      - [Riches]

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.
      - [Proverbs]

It is no easy matter to say commonplace things in an original way.
      - [Proverbs]

It is not every man that can afford to go to Corinth.
      - [Proverbs]

It is not permitted that we should know everything.
      - [Proverbs]

It is of no consequence of what parents any man is born, so that he be a man of merit.
      - [Ancestry]

It is proper that every man should measure himself by his own proportion and standard.
      - [Proverbs]

It is said that the propriety even of old Cato often yielded to the exciting influence of the grape.
      - [Proverbs]

It is sweet and glorious to die for one's country.
      - [Patriotism]

It was intended to be a vase, it has turned out a pot.
      - [Proverbs]

It will please though ten times repeated.
      - [Proverbs]

Joking apart, now let us be serious.
      - [Proverbs]

Kings play the fool, and the people suffer for it.
      - [Proverbs]

Learned or unlearned we all must be scribbling.
      - [Proverbs]

Let Apella the Jew credit it, if he will.
      - [Proverbs]

Let every man find pleasure in practising the profession he has learnt.
      - [Proverbs]

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.
      - [Proverbs]

Let not a god interfere unless where a god's assistance is necessary. [Adopt extreme measures only in extreme cases.]
      - [Proverbs]

Let the character as it began be preserved to the last; and let it be consistent with itself.
      - [Character]

Let your literary compositions be kept from the public eye for nine years at least.
      - [Authorship]

Let your mind, happily contented with the present, care not what the morrow will bring with it.
      - [Proverbs]

Lightning strikes the tops of the mountains.
      - [Proverbs]

Luck cannot change birth.
      - [Luck]


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