Latin quotes by Horace

Horace (70-19 BC), Roman Poet

Quintus Horatius Flaccus

Main poet in lyric and satirical Latin language. His most famous works include Ars poetica, Epodi, Sermones, Epistulae and, of course, Carmina (Odas)

  1. Ab ovo - Since the egg (Horace - Ars poetica - Refers to the egg of Leek from which hatched Helen of Troy)
  2. Ab ovo usque ad mala - From the egg to the apple (Horace - Satire - From appetizer to dessert - From start to finish - From soup to nuts)
  3. Adhuc sub iudice lis est - The dispute is still before the judge (Horace - Legal term - Ars poetica)
  4. Aequam memento rebus in arduis servare mentem - Remember to keep the mind calm in difficult moments (Horace - Odes, II, 3)
  5. Aequam servare mentem - Keep the mind calm (Horace - Odes, II, 3)
  6. Amabilis insania - Fond illusion (Horace, Odes, III, 5)
  7. Amoto quaeramus seria ludo ~ Jokes aside, let us turn to serious matters (Horace - Sermones I, I, 27)
  8. Audax Iapeti genus - 'Bold, the clan of Lapetus (Horace - Odes I)
  9. Aurea mediocritas - Golden mediocrity (Horace - Odes II, 5 - Person who does not show excess heroism or cowardice, and tries to avoid complications with anything or anyone. It is a wily behavior, rather than engage with political ideologies, social, religious, sports, and so on)
  10. Aut insanit homo, aut versus facit - The mad is either insane or he is composing verses (Horace Satirae, II, )
  11. Beatus ille - Happy is the man (Horace - Epodes II, 1)
  12. Bis repetita placent - The things, that are repeated again and again, are pleasent (Inspired from Horace - Ars poetica - haec deciens repetita placebit)
  13. Caelo tonantem credidimus iovem regnare - When we heard thunder, we though Jupiter reigned (Horace, Odes III)
  14. Cantabrum indoctum iuga ferre nostra - The Cadiz tribe, not used to bearing our yoke (Horace - Odes II, 6)
  15. Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero - Capture the day, put minimum trust on tomorrow (Horace - Odes I, 11 - Seize the day, don't let it go without taking advantage of it - Don't waste the opportunity)
  16. Coelum non animum mutant qui trans mare currunt - Those who cross the sea, change sky, but not soul (Horace)
  17. Cur in amicorum vitiis tam cernis acutum - Why you look so intensely to the faults of my frieds (Horace - Satire, III)
  18. Decipimur specie recti - We are deceived by the appearance of right (Horace - Ars poetica)
  19. Dente lupus, cornu taurus petit - The wolf attacks with his fang, the bull with his horn (Horace)
  20. Dimidium facti qui coepit habet - Half is done when the beginning is done (Horace)
  21. Dira necessitas - Cruel necessity (Horace)
  22. Dubius sum quid faciam - I am doubting what to do (Horace)
  23. Dulce est desipere in loco - It is delightful to play the fool (Horace)
  24. Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori - It is sweet and honorable to die for your country (Horace - Carmina III, 2, 13)
  25. Eram quod es, eris quod sum - I was what you are, you will be what I am (Horace, Carmina XI - Engraved in Gravestones)

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