The avarice person is ever in want; let your desired aim have a fixed limit.
More quotes by Horace
Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.
If any man cannot feel the power of God when he looks upon the stars, then I doubt whether he is capable of any feeling at all. [Ut haec ipsa qui non sentiat deorum vim habere is nihil omnino sensurus esse videatur.]
You who write, choose a subject suited to your abilities and think long and hard on what your powers are equal to and what they are unable to perform.
More quotes about Wisdom
It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest, and surely the fairer way is not much about.
It isn’t making mistakes that’s critical; it’s correcting them and getting on with the principal task.
Welcome evermore to gods and men is the self-helping man. For him all doors are flung wide: him all tongues greet, all honors crown, all eyes follow with desire. Our love goes out to him and embraces him, because he did not need it. We solicitously and apologetically caress and celebrate him, because he held on his way and scorned our disapprobation. The gods loved him because men hated him.
The eagle has ceased to scream, but the parrots will now begin to chatter. The war of the giants is over and the pigmies will now start to squabble.
There are some cases in which the sense of injury breeds – not the will to inflict injuries and climb over them as a ladder, but – a hatred of all injury.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
You cannot spend money in luxury without doing good to the poor. Nay, you do more good to them by spending it in luxury, than by giving it; for by spending it in luxury, you make them exert industry, whereas by giving it, you keep them idle.
The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennui s, vanish, all duties even.