Ovid Quotes (165 Quotes)


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

    Every lover is a soldier.

    What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.

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

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


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

    When disposition wins us, the features please.

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

    Keep a mid course between two extremes.

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

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

    The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean.

    Against the bold, daring is unsafe.

    The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.

    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.

    Envy aims very high.

    You will go most safely in the middle.

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

    People are slow to believe that, which if believed would work them harm.

    Love is a kind of warfare.

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

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

    Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.

    Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.

    If you wish to marry suitably, marry your equal.

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

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

    Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts.

    Time glides away and as we get older through the noiseless years the days flee and are restrained by no reign.

    Jupiter from on high smiles at the perjuries of lovers.


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