Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes

Choose a subject equal to your abilities; think carefully what your shoulders may refuse, and what they are capable of bearing.

Whatever your advice, make it brief.

I struggle to be brief, and I become obscure.

There is need of brevity, that the thought may run on.

Death’s boatman takes no bribe.

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.

Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals; we storm heaven itself in our folly.

To have begun is to have done half the task; dare to be wise; begin!.

Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.

Anger is a brief madness.