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In existographies, Horace (2020-1963 BE) (65-8 BCM) (IQ:150|#885) (ID:2.68|56)) (Cattell 1000:53) (PR:258|65AE / writer:32) (Murray 4000:16|WL) (CR:10) (LH:2) (TL:12) was a Roman Poet and Epicurean-Stoic philosopher, noted for []


In c.20BC, Horace ranked superstition with vice, and argued that happiness consists in the practice of virtue and freedom from superstition (Collins, 1713).[1]



Horace influenced: Denis Diderot.


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The following are quotes by Horace:

Born under the influence of unseasonable gods.”
“Vertumnis, quotquot sunt, natus iniquis” [Latin]
— Horace (33BC), Satires (§2.7); cited by Denis Diderot (1661) in Rameau’s Nephew (pg. 33) [2]
“Dare to know!”
— Horace (20BC), First Book of Letters [3]
“Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.”
— Horace (23BC), Odes (Ѻ)(Ѻ)
“Let your literary compositions be kept from the public eye for nine years at least.”
— Horace (c.20BC), Odes (Ѻ)
“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”
— Horace (c.20BC), Odes (Ѻ)
“A word uttered once can never be recalled.”
— Horace (c.20BC), Odes (Ѻ)[4]

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  1. Joshi, Sunand T. (2014). The Original Atheists: First Thoughts on Nonbelief (pg. 151). Prometheus Books.
  2. Vertumnis, quotquot sunt, natus iniquis (meaning) – Quora.
  3. (a) Blom, Philipp. (2010). A Wicked Company: Holbach’s Salon and the Forgotten Radicalism of the European Enlightenment (Amz) (pg. 75). McClelland, 2011.
    (b) Sapere aude – Wikipedia.
  4. Word once uttered – KnowYourQuotes.com.

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