Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes

Oh imitators, you slavish herd.

You may drive out Nature with a pitchfork, yet she will always hurry back.

A jest often decides matters of importance more effectually and happily than seriousness.

If matters go badly now, they will not always be so.

This is what I prayed for. A piece of land-not so very big, with a garden and, near the house, a spring that never fails, and a bit of wood to round it off.

Now is the time for drinking, now the time to beat the earth with unfettered foot.

It is your business, when the wall next door catches fire.

The mountains will be in labor, and a ridiculous mouse will be born.

When discord dreadful bursts her brazen bars, And shatters locks to thunder forth her wars.

Remember when life’s path is steep to keep your mind even.