Portrayal by Giacomo Di Chirico, no contemporary images exist (1800)
Quotes of the Day for 8 December 2001 – Horace
Quintus Horatius Flaccus was born on this day in 65 BC at Venusia, Italy to a freed slave. He was well educated but a cowardly soldier, his first book of poetry was published when he was 30. We know him as Horace. Here are a few quotes from his work - ending with what is probably his most famous line.
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Multa ferunt anni venientes commoda secum, Multa recedentes adimiunt. (The years, as they come, bring many agreeable things with them; as they go, they take many away.)
A good scare is worth more than good advice.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.
Brevis esse laboro, obscurus fio. (When I labor to be brief, I become obscure.)
Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero! (Seize the day, put little trust in tomorrow!)
- Horace, 65 - 8 BC
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