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.

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

    Before you run in double harness, look well to the other horse.

    All things human hang by a slender thread and that which seemed to stand strong suddenly falls and sinks in ruins.

    He who can believe himself well, will be well.

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

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

    Forbear to lay the guilt of a few on the many.

    He whom all hate all wish to see destroyed.

    Like fragile ice anger passes away in time.

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

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

    I am above being injured by fortune, though she steals away much, more will remain with me. The blessing I now enjoy transcend fear.

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

    Nothing is stronger than habit.

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

    The will is commendable though the ability may be wanting.

    All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.

    Use the occasion, for it passes swiftly.

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

    Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.

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