Quotes by Horace

Horace (65 B.C.E. – 8 B.C.E.), also known as Quintus Horatius Flaccus, was a Latin poet, critic, and satirist. He received schooling first in Athens, then later in Rome at The Academy. He joined the republican army for a short time before beginning a career as a clerk in the treasury in Rome. Through his association with a literary circle, he was introduced to Maecenas (political advisor to Augustus), who became his patron and close friend, providing him with an income and a quiet estate where he could write. Horace is best remembered for his Odes and Epistles.

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Quotations by Horace…

The common people are but ill judges of a man’s merits; they are slaves to fame, and their eyes are dazzled with the pomp of titles and large retinue. No wonder, then, that they bestow their honors on those who least deserve them.

Horace (65 B.C.E. – 8 B.C.E.)