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Ovid Quotes

Quotes by Ovid - (72 quotes)

Ovid - From the Ability category:

The will is commendable though the ability may be wanting. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Achievement category:

I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Adventure category:

The bold adventurer succeeds the best. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Anxiety category:

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

Ovid - From the Art category:

-in first century BC...
Nothing is more useful to man that those arts which have no utility. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Beauty category:

Beauty is a fragile gift. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Belief category:

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

Ovid - From the Competition category:

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

Ovid - From the Confidence category:

- b.43 BC d.AD 17/18...
People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Courage category:

Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Criticism category:

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. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Deception category:

Art lies by its own artifice. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Deception category:

First appearance deceives many. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Destiny category:

Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Drunkenness category:

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

Ovid - From the Emotion category:

Like fragile ice anger passes away in time. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Encouragement category:

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

Ovid - From the Envy category:

Envy aims very high. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Envy category:

The heavier crop is ever in others' fields. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Excellence category:

There is no excellency without difficulty. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Fear category:

Love is full of anxious fears. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Fear category:

The man who has experienced shipwreck shudders even at a calm sea. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Finishing category:

Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Fire category:

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

Ovid - From the Friendship category:

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. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Gender category:

- b.43 BC d.AD 17/18...
Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Guilt category:

Alas! how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Habit category:

Habits change into character. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Happiness category:

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

Ovid - From the Health category:

He who can believe himself well, will be well. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Health category:

Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Hope category:

My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Humanity category:

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

Ovid - From the Indolence category:

He who would not be idle, let him fall in love. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Inspiration category:

The glow of inspiration warms us and it is a holy rapture. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Instinct category:

What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Integrity category:

Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Leisure category:

In our leisure we reveal what kind of people we are. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Light category:

The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Love category:

All love is vanquished by a succeeding love. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Moderation category:

Most safely shall you tread the middle path. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Money category:

It is the poor man who'll ever count his flock. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Money category:

- b.43 BC d.AD 17/18...
Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Movement category:

Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish body, as water is corrupted unless it moves. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Mysteries category:

Art is most effective when concealed. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Opportunity category:

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

Ovid - From the Opportunity category:

Use the occasion, for it passes swiftly. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Patience category:

Bear patiently with a rival. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Perseverance category:

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

Ovid - From the Pleasure category:

There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Poetry category:

Poetry comes fine-spun from a mind at peace. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Possessions category:

Why should I go into details? We have nothing that is not perishable except what our hearts and our intellects endow us with. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Power category:

Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Procrastination category:

Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Production category:

The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Relaxation category:

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

Ovid - From the Religion category:

It is convenient that there be gods, and, as it is convenient, let us believe there are. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Responsibility category:

The burden which is well borne becomes light. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Rewards category:

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

Ovid - From the Routine category:

Let what is irksome become habitual, no more will it trouble you. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Sadness category:

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

Ovid - From the Sight category:

Those things that nature denied to human sight, she revealed to the eyes of the soul. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Spirituality category:

There is a god within us. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Suffering category:

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

Ovid - From the Time category:

Time, the devourer of all things. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Timeliness category:

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

Ovid - From the Understanding category:

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

Ovid - From the Vision category:

Enhance and intensify one's vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the highest and deepest reality. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Vision category:

The cause is hidden; the effect is visible to all. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Wisdom category:

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

Ovid - From the Work category:

Make the workmanship surpass the materials. (Ovid)

Ovid - From the Worry category:

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