Mediocrity is not allowed to poets, either by the gods or man
Quote by Horace
Avoid greatness; in a cottage there may be more real happiness than kings or their...
If a man's fortune does not fit him, it is like the shoe in the...
If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.
This is a fault common to all singers, that among their friends they will never...
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom.
Virtue, dear friend, needs no defense, The surest guard is innocence: None knew, till guilt...
It is your business when the wall next door catches fire.
A good and faithful judge ever prefers the honorable to the expedient.
A picture is a poem without words.
Make a good use of the present.
No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drinkers of...
The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation...
Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will cover up and conceal what...
The disgrace of others often keeps tender minds from vice.
O imitators, you slavish herd!
Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.
Though you drive Nature out with a pitchfork, she will still find her way back.
You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back.
Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.