Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Venusia, 8 December 65 BC - Rome, 27 November 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric and satiric poet during the time of Augustus in the Latin language. Horace was a son of a freed slave, he had the opportunity to continue studies in Rome and later in Athens, where he moved to study philosophy.

Tuesday Aug 23, 2022

Horace: Our words

Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.

Monday Jun 6, 2022

Horace: In search of happiness

You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.

Tuesday Feb 8, 2022

Horace: Use humor

Humor is often stronger and more effective than sharpness in cutting knotty issues.

Thursday Jan 20, 2022

Horace: Rule your mind

Rule your mind or it will rule you.

Monday Sep 27, 2021

Horace: Your Hour of Living

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

Monday Sep 20, 2021

Horace: What makes impressions upon our minds

What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye.

Tuesday Sep 7, 2021

Horace: How things go

If matters go badly now,
they will not always be so.

Tuesday Aug 24, 2021

Horace: What suffering is

Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.

Friday Aug 13, 2021

Horace: Wisdom and books

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.

Friday Jun 18, 2021

Horace: The Present

Make a good use of the present.

Friday Jun 11, 2021

Horace: Take care of your soul

Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?

Monday Apr 13, 2020

Horace: Adversity and prosperity

Adversity reveals genius,
prosperity conceals it.

Tuesday Apr 7, 2020

Horace: When life's path is steep

Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even.

Thursday Aug 22, 2019

Horace: Mind your passion

Subdue your passion or it will subdue you.

Thursday Jun 27, 2019

Horace: The effect of adversity

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

Friday Mar 15, 2019

Horace: Learn to command yourself

Who then is free?
The wise man who can command himself.

Tuesday Jul 8, 2014

Horace: Be wise

He who would begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.

Tuesday Jul 1, 2014

Horace: It depends on the point of view

Nothing's beautiful from every point of view.

Wednesday Oct 23, 2013

Horace: Your Parents

It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he be a man of merit.

Wednesday Oct 9, 2013

Horace: How to get everyone`s approval

He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful.