Quotes by Horace

Quintus Horatius Flaccus, known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus. The rhetorician Quintilian regarded his Odes as just about the only Latin lyrics worth reading: "He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words." Horace also crafted elegant hexameter verses and caustic iambic poetry.

The best Quotes and Sayings

Don't think, just do!

HoraceTaking action, Motivation

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.


He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.

HoraceLife, Enjoying

Begin, be bold and venture to be wise!


Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.

HoraceWork & Carreer

Cruella: 'Congratulations. You three have just won the Gold, Silver and Bronze in the Morons-Olympics!'
Horace: 'Who won the Gold?'

101 Dalmatians, by Horace