Quintus Horatius Flaccus

[Horace] (65 BC-8 BC / Venosa)

Quintus Horatius Flaccus Quotes

  • ''The mountains will be in labor and bring forth a ridiculous mouse.''
    Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Ars Poetica, bk. 3, l. 139, Epistles (13 B.C.), trans. by Kate Hughes (1995)).
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  • ''To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.''
    Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Epistles, bk. 1, epistle 18 (22-8 B.C.).
  • ''Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?''
    Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Epistles, bk. 1, epistle 2.
  • ''No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers.''
    Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Epistles, bk. 1, epistle 19, l. 2 (22-8 B.C.).
  • ''You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back.''
    Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Epistles, bk. 1, epistle 10, l. 24 (22-8 B.C.).
  • ''Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?''
    Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Epistles, bk. 1, epistle 2, l. 38 (22-8 B.C.).

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