Ovid - Quotes

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A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.

A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.

Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.

Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.

The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses. ---->>>

The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged. ---->>>

Venus favors the bold. ---->>>

Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low. ---->>>

Habits change into character.

Habits change into character.

First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, 'I believe,' three times.

First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, 'I believe,' three times.

If you want to be loved, be lovable. ---->>>

Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.

Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.

The bold adventurer succeeds the best. ---->>>

Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.

Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.

Beauty is a fragile gift.

Beauty is a fragile gift.

Time, the devourer of all things. ---->>>

Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish.

Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish.

No man can purchase his virtue too dear, for it is the only thing whose value must ever increase with the price it has cost us. Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it. ---->>>

Fortune and love favor the brave. ---->>>

Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength. ---->>>

The man who has experienced shipwreck shudders even at a calm sea. ---->>>

Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.

Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.

There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled. ---->>>

A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man's brow. ---->>>

Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel. ---->>>

It is annoying to be honest to no purpose. ---->>>

All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil. ---->>>

All love is vanquished by a succeeding love. ---->>>

We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us. ---->>>

The vulgar crowd values friends according to their usefulness. ---->>>

The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean. ---->>>

At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time. ---->>>

In our leisure we reveal what kind of people we are. ---->>>

If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love. ---->>>

Love and dignity cannot share the same abode. ---->>>

Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.

Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.

Time is generally the best doctor.

Time is generally the best doctor.

Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish.

Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish.

Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them. ---->>>

Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.

Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.

My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope. ---->>>

Time, motion and wine cause sleep. ---->>>

The penalty may be removed, the crime is eternal. ---->>>

Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward. ---->>>

Every lover is a soldier. ---->>>

Envy aims very high. ---->>>

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop. ---->>>

Those things that nature denied to human sight, she revealed to the eyes of the soul. ---->>>

Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.

Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.

Alas! how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks. ---->>>

Daring is not safe against daring men. ---->>>

The high-spirited man may indeed die, but he will not stoop to meanness. Fire, though it may be quenched, will not become cool.

The high-spirited man may indeed die, but he will not stoop to meanness. Fire, though it may be quenched, will not become cool.

Enhance and intensify one's vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the highest and deepest reality. ---->>>

Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish body, as water is corrupted unless it moves. ---->>>

What makes men indifferent to their wives is that they can see them when they please.

What makes men indifferent to their wives is that they can see them when they please.

A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward. ---->>>

Bear patiently with a rival.

Bear patiently with a rival.

Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it. ---->>>

Tears at times have the weight of speech. ---->>>

What is it that love does to a woman? Without she only sleeps; with it alone, she lives. ---->>>

Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned. ---->>>

Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears. ---->>>

You can learn from anyone even your enemy. ---->>>

Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts.

Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts.

Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body. ---->>>

The burden which is well borne becomes light. ---->>>

To feel our ills is one thing, but to cure them is another. ---->>>

What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless. ---->>>

Against the bold, daring is unsafe. ---->>>

Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour. ---->>>

First appearance deceives many. ---->>>

Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again. ---->>>

There is a god within us. ---->>>

What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct. ---->>>

Like fragile ice anger passes away in time.

Like fragile ice anger passes away in time.

Little things please little minds. ---->>>

Make the workmanship surpass the materials.

Make the workmanship surpass the materials.

Art lies by its own artifice. ---->>>

I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement. ---->>>

It is convenient that there be gods, and, as it is convenient, let us believe there are. ---->>>

Jupiter from on high smiles at the perjuries of lovers. ---->>>

Whether you call my heart affectionate, or you call it womanish: I confess, that to my misfortune, it is soft. ---->>>

In an easy matter. Anybody can be eloquent. ---->>>

Majesty and love do not consort well together, nor do they dwell in the same place. ---->>>

The gods behold all righteous actions. ---->>>

The heavier crop is ever in others' fields. ---->>>

Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be fish. ---->>>

Love is a kind of warfare. ---->>>

Neglect of appearance becomes men. ---->>>

Cunning leads to knavery. It is but a step from one to the other, and that very slippery. Only lying makes the difference; add that to cunning, and it is knavery. ---->>>

An anthill increases by accumulation. Medicine is consumed by distribution. That which is feared lessens by association. This is the thing to understand. ---->>>

Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer. ---->>>

Ah me! Love can not be cured by herbs.

Ah me! Love can not be cured by herbs.

Why should I go into details, we have nothing that is not perishable except what our hearts and our intellects endows us with. ---->>>

A man is sorry to be honest for nothing. ---->>>

Blemishes are hid by night and every fault forgiven; darkness makes any woman fair. ---->>>

Time is the devourer of all things. ---->>>

He who would not be idle, let him fall in love. ---->>>

An evil life is a kind of death. ---->>>

Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay. ---->>>

Give way to your opponent; thus will you gain the crown of victory. ---->>>

You will go most safely in the middle. ---->>>

The will is commendable though the ability may be wanting. ---->>>

There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it. ---->>>

Use the occasion, for it passes swiftly. ---->>>

He who says o'er much I love not is in love. ---->>>

It is the poor man who'll ever count his flock. ---->>>

Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these. ---->>>

Love is a credulous thing. ---->>>

Most safely shall you tread the middle path. ---->>>

Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit. ---->>>

The cause is hidden; the effect is visible to all. ---->>>

Where belief is painful we are slow to believe. ---->>>

Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just the same to have been asked. ---->>>

He who can believe himself well, will be well. ---->>>

Love is full of anxious fears. ---->>>

The good of other times let people state; I think it lucky I was born so late. ---->>>

The prayers of cowards fortune spurns. ---->>>

What is without periods of rest will not endure. ---->>>

People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude. ---->>>

Let what is irksome become habitual, no more will it trouble you. ---->>>

Often they benefit who suffer wrong. ---->>>

He whom all hate all wish to see destroyed. ---->>>

How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Ovid
Nationality: Roman
Born: 43 BC
Birthplace:
Die: 17 AD
Occupation: Poet
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Publius Ovidius Naso (Classical Latin: [ˈpʊ.blɪ.ʊs ɔˈwɪ.dɪ.ʊs ˈnaː.soː]; 20 March 43 BC – AD 17/18), known as Ovid () in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus. He was a contemporary of the older Virgil and Horace, with whom he is often ranked as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature (wikipedia)