Ovid Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Ovid quotes, Ovid sayings, and Ovid proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.

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Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless.

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Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.     

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Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.?

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There is a certain pleasure in weeping.

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It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.     

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Envy feeds on the living, after death it rests, then the honor of a man protects him.

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Envy feeds on the living, after death it rests, then the honor of a man protects him.

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Skilled in every trick, a worthy heir of his paternal craft, he would make black look white, and white look black.

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Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it, there will be a fish.     

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

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

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Simplicity is a jewel rarely found.

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Though we be separated by the whole wide world, You are ever present in my mind.

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Bear patiently with a rival.     

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We can learn even from our enemies.

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Tears are sometimes as weighty as words.

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All human things hang on a slender thread, the strongest fall with a sudden crash.

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Make the workmanship surpass the materials.     

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

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Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.

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Skilled in every trick, a worthy heir of his paternal craft, he would make black look like white, and white look black.

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If you want to be loved, be lovable.

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

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Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you     

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Art lies by its own artifice.     

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

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

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Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.

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