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Horace
0065 - 0008

Great poet of the Augustan age, author of various volumes of Odes (15 B.C.) and Ars Poetica (20 B.C.)


Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero! (Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!)

30 B.C. - from one of his volumes of Odes
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.