HoraceHorace, [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8BC) Roman poet

Famous Horace Quote

“Who then is free? The wise man who can command himself.”

~ Horace

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E Archer, NYC


Elce, Chicago

sounds simple.. but many never acheive true freedom.

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RobertSRQ    11/7/07

The wise man who can discipline himself

warren, olathe

No one is as enslaved as he who is enslaved in his own mind.

Mike, Norwalk

I like it.

Ken, Allyn, WA

The wise man needs no law but his own. It's all of those fools out there who shackle the wise.

jim k, austin tx

The more things change the more they stay the same.

Ron w13, Yachats Or

The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good. Ecclesiastes 9:17,18.) Wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

Vedapushpa, Bangalore -India

Yes he is a free man who can command himself... because fpr doing the right things .. particularly when sorrounded by faulty thinkers one needs to 'command himself; in order to freely do the right thingss.

Ron w13, Yachats Or

Seek after that witch good is, Help where needed.


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