Horace Quotes

You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back.

 
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Horace 65 BC-8 BC, Roman Poet, Epistles, 1

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Horace
Horace
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  • Nationality: Roman
  • Profession: Poet

Quintus Horatius Flaccus, known in the English-speaking world as Horace (/ˈhɒrɪs/), was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as Octavian). The rhetorician Quintilian regarded his Odes as just about the only Latin lyrics worth reading: "He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words."