Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes

What with your friend you nobly share; At least you rescue from your heir.

Nothing’s beautiful from every point of view.

Vain was the chief’s, the sage’s pride! They had no poet, and they died.

Poetry is like painting: one piece takes your fancy if you stand close to it, another if you keep at some distance.

A man is either mad or he is making verses.

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers.

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans; it’s lovely to be silly at the right moment.

Instead of forming new words I recommend to you any kind of artful management by which you may be able to give cost to old ones.

You (the people) are a many-headed beast.

In peace, as a wise man, he should make suitable preparation for war.