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Type: Poet
Nationality: Roman
Date of Birth: 43 BC
Date of Death: 17 AD




 

Ovid Quotes

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People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude.
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An anthill increases by accumulation. Medicine is consumed by distribution. That which is feared lessens by association. This is the thing to understand.
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Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just the same to have been asked.
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Habits change into character.
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Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel.
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Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low.
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All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.
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What is without periods of rest will not endure.
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Fortune and love favor the brave.
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Against the bold, daring is unsafe.
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Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again.
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What is it that love does to a woman? Without she only sleeps; with it alone, she lives.
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First appearance deceives many.
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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.
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Most safely shall you tread the middle path.
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A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
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Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned.
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Use the occasion, for it passes swiftly.
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Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.
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Envy aims very high.
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To feel our ills is one thing, but to cure them is another.
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Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them.
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Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.
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Time is the devourer of all things.
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Majesty and love do not consort well together, nor do they dwell in the same place.
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