Horace: Miscellaneous Quotes

When we consider our own faults, we accidentally blind our eyes with a smear of ointment, but viewing our friends’ we’re as keen-eyed as eagles

Justice was created out of the fear of injustice. Nature doesn’t, can’t, distinguish between right and wrong… Let’s have rules, to lay down a fair punishment for every crime.

Book I, Satire III

Ridicule usually cuts through things better, more swiftly, than force.

Book I, Satire X

I’ve no small longing
To approach that distant fountain,
and there be allowed
To imbibe the precepts for living a happy life.

Book II, Satire IV

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Hiram Crespo is the author of 'Tending the Epicurean Garden' and founder of societyofepicurus.com. He's also written for The Humanist, Eidolon, Occupy, The New Humanism, The Secular Web, Europa Laica, AteístasPR, and many other outlets.
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