Horace is the name by which the English-speaking world refers to the famous Roman lyric poet, Quintus Horatius Flaccus. He was active when Rome transitioned to an empire from a republic and during the reign of the first emperor, Caesar Augustus. Besides his lyric poetry, which was written in Latin, he was also known for being a spokesperson for the Empire.
He had previously served in the defunct Roman Republic’s army. His notable works include “The Art of Poetry” and “Odes”.
His father was mentioned in his writings, through which he heaped praises on him for overseeing his moral development and education.
He died aged 56 on 27 November 8 BC.
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Famous quotes by Horace
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.Horace
A picture is a poem without words.Horace
Anger is a short madness.Horace
Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.Horace
Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.Horace
Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.Horace
He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.Horace
It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.Horace
It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement.Horace
It is your business when the wall next door catches fire.Horace
Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.Horace
Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.Horace
Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.Horace
Life is largely a matter of expectation.Horace
Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it a mistress, if thou knowest not.Horace
No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.Horace
Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.Horace
Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings.Horace
Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even.Horace
Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.Horace
Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.Horace
Strange - is it not? That of the myriads who Before us passed the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the road Which to discover we must travel too.Horace
Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.Horace
The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.Horace
The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.Horace
The power of daring anything their fancy suggest, as always been conceded to the painter and the poet.Horace
To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it those who have, fear it.Horace
Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.Horace
We are free to yield to truth.Horace
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.Horace
You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back.Horace
You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.Horace
F.A.Q. about Horace
When is his birthday?
Horace's birthday is on December 8, 65 BC.
In how many days is his birthday?
Horace's birthday is in 131 days
How old was Horace when he died?
He was 56 years old.
When did he die?
He died in November 27, 8 BC.
Where was Horace from?
He was born in Venosa.
People born on December 8 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Horace is the 2761st most popular Sagittarius.
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