Ovid Quotes

- Notable Ovid Quotes Index -

Born: March 20, 43 BC, Sulmo, Roman Empire. [now Sulmona, Italy]
Birth Country: Italy
Died: Tomis, Moesia [now Constanta, Romania], November 30, 16 AD
Occupation: Author

1.
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

2.
All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.
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3.
An evil life is a kind of death.
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4.
Art lies by its own artifice.
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5.
Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.
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6.
Bear patiently with a rival.
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7.
Beauty is a fragile gift.
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8.
Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.
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9.
Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.
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10.
Enhance and intensify one's vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the highest and deepest reality.
- Ovid

11.
Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.
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12.
Fair peace becomes men ferocious anger belongs to beasts.
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13.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, 'I believe,' three times.
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14.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
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15.
Habits change into character.
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16.
Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.
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17.
If you want to be loved, be lovable.
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18.
Like fragile ice anger passes away in time.
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19.
Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them.
- Ovid

20.
Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.
- Ovid

21.
Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.
- Ovid

22.
My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
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23.
Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships the poor man everywhere lies low.
- Ovid

24.
Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength.
- Ovid

25.
The bold adventurer succeeds the best.
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26.
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

27.
Those things that nature denied to human sight, she revealed to the eyes of the soul.
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28.
Time is generally the best doctor.
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29.
What is it that love does to a woman? Without she only sleeps with it alone, she lives.
- Ovid

30.
Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just the same to have been asked.
- Ovid

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