Latin quotes by Horace

  1. Dira necessitas - Cruel necessity (Horace)
  2. Dubius sum quid faciam - I am doubting what to do (Horace)
  3. Dulce est desipere in loco - It is delightful to play the fool (Horace)
  4. Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori - It is sweet and honorable to die for your country (Horace - Carmina III, 2, 13)
  5. Eram quod es, eris quod sum - I was what you are, you will be what I am (Horace, Carmina XI - Engraved in Gravestones)
  6. Est modus in rebus - There is a middle ground in things (Horace Satires)
  7. Exegi monumentum aere perennius - I have erected a monument more lasting than bronze (Horace Carmina, III, 30)
  8. Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit - Captive Greece took captive her savage conqueror (Horace - Epistulae II, )
  9. Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit et artis intulit agresti Latio - The Conquered Greece conquered her fierce conqueror and brought the arts into the rustic Latium (Horace Epistles concerning the influence of the Greeks in the Roman arts and science)
  10. Grammatici certant - The grammarians are arguing (Horace - Ars Poetica 78)
  11. Grata superveniet, quae non sperabitur, hora! - Welcome will arrive, at the hour that was not hoped for (Horace)
  12. Hoc caverat mens provida reguli - The sighted Regulus had taken this into account (Horace - Odes - It is now used as a "Monday morning quarterback" - Someone who is right after the fact)
  13. Ibit, ibit eo quo vis qui zonam perdidit - The one who has lost his money-belt will go where you wish (Horace - Epistulae II - In reference to soldiers that lose their will to fight after they gain possessions that they want to preserve, but once the lose them they are willing to fight again)
  14. In silvam ne ligna feras - Don't carry logs into the forest (Horace)
  15. In verbis etiam tenuis cautusque serendis dixeris egregie, notum si callida verbum reddiderit iunctura novum - When putting words together is good to do it with nicety and caution, your elegance and talent will be evident if by putting ordinary words together you create a new voice (Horace - Ars Poetica)
  16. Inter Aulas Academia quaere verum - Among the classrooms of the Academy you look for the truth (This is the motto of the National University of Colombia. It is based on a Horaceís verse in reference to the Academy founded by the Greek philosopher Plato in the outskirts of Arenas, in 387 BC)
  17. Iustum et tenacem - Just and firm (Judgment of Horace)
  18. Labor limae - Work of the lime. ( Polishing works - Horace - always correct, refine)
  19. Magna est veritas et praevalet - The truth is great and it prevails (Motto of Horace Mann School in Bronx, NY)
  20. Mater saeva Cupidinum - The savage mother of Cupid (Horace - Carmina I, 19, 1 - refers to Venus, the goddess of love)
  21. Multa renascentur, quae iam cecidere, cadentque quae nunc sunt in honore vocabula, si volet usus, quem penes arbitrium est et ius et norma loquendi
    - Many words will be reborn that have already been lost and will fall into oblivion voices that today have prestige, if that is what usage wants, who is the true arbiter and ruler of the language
    (Horace - Ars poetica These famous lines condense one of the most thoughtful considerations about language that a poet has ever made)
  22. Nescit vox missa reverti - The words can not return (Horace)
  23. Nihil nimis - Nothing with excess (Horace)
  24. Nil agit exemplum, litem quod lite resolvit - Not worth is an example that does not solve the problem (Horace)
  25. Non omnis moriam - I shall not completly die (Horace - The Latin poet knew that his works would survive him)
  26. Non, si male nunc, olim sic erit - No, but you're wrong now, and always will be (Horace)
  27. Nullius addictus iurare in verba magistri - No master can make me swear blind bovedience (Horace - Epistulae I 1, 14)
  28. Nullius in verba - Words in the wind (Horace)
  29. Nunc est bibendum - Now we drink (Horace - Ode I, xxxvii, 1)
  30. Odi profanum vulgus et arceo - I hate crowds and keep them away (Horace, Carmina, III, 1)
  31. Omne tulit punctum, qui miscuit utile dulci - He, who has blended the useful with the sweet, has gained every point (Horace - Poetic Art - Verse 343)
  32. Omnes una manet nox - The same night awaits us all (Horace)
  33. Pallida mors aequo pulsat pede pauperum tabernas regumque turres - The pale death strikes in similar fashion in the huts of the poor and in the palaces of kings (Horace - Odes Also mentioned in the Preface of "Don Quixote of the Mancha",1605, by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)
  34. Palmam qui meruit ferat - The glory is for those who deserve (Phrase is placed on the catafalque Horace Nelson, the hero of the Battle of Trafalgar [21-10-1805])
  35. Populus me sibilat at mihi plaudo Ipse domi simul ac nummos contemplar in arca - People hiss at me, but I applaude myself in my own house, and at the same time contemplate the money in my chest (Horace - Satire - on greed)
  36. Qui studet optatam cursu contingere metam multa tulit fecitque puer, sudavit et alsit Abstinuit Venere et Baccho - He who wants to achieve his desired career goal, as a child must endure and do a lot of things, sweat a lot, and experience harsh cold, and refrain from Venus (goddess of love) an Bacchus (god of wine) (Horace - Arts Poetica - Motto used by arts students)
  37. Quid rides? Mutato nomine de te fabula narratur - Why are you laughing? Just change the name and the fable is about you (Horace)
  38. Rem facias, rem, si possis, recte; si non, quocumque modo - Make money, money. If you can, honestly, if not, in any way you can (Horace Epistulae)
  39. Ridentem dicere verum quid vetat - That prevents me from telling the truth with a smile (Horace)
  40. Rixari de lana caprina - Argue over a goat's hair (Horace - For no reason)
  41. Saepe stilum vertas - Often stimulate your pen (Horace)
  42. Sus amica luto - The pig friend of the mud (Horace - Like a friend told me, arguing with engineers is like wrestling with a pig in the mud, after a while you realize that the pig likes it)
  43. Tecum vivere amem, tecum obeam libens - I want to live, and die with you. ( Horace - Thank you: Grant )
  44. Victoria natura est insulens et superba - Victory is by nature superb and insulting. (Horace)

Total: 64


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