Renaissance Man Quote of the Week: Horace

Horace Quintus Horatius Flaccus Greek Poet Picture

“Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.”      - Horace

Horace was a Roman poet and writer who’s works are still considered masterpieces today.  His writings were at the height of Roman Imperialism and he was perhaps the most influential writer of his time.

For us aspiring Renaissance Men, we too can learn from the words of this Roman over 2000 years ago.  In becoming a Renaissance Man, we need to “arrest decay and restore vigor.”  We must be deliberate and intentional in our educational pursuits, because the one thing that we don’t want (as Horace points out) is relapse.

In regards to arresting decay and restoring vigor, what does this look like in your context?

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