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.


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

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Wind feeds the fire, and wind extinguishes: The flames are nourished by a gentle breeze, Yet, if it stronger grows, they sink and die.     

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Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.     

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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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Lips, however rosy, must be fed.     

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When a rose dies, a thorn is left behind.     

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All things change, nothing is extinguished. There is nothing in the whole world which is permanent. Everything flows onward; all things are brought into being with a changing nature; the ages themselves glide by in constant movement.     

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Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.     

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

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A short absence is the safest.     

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The glow of inspiration warms us; it is a holy rapture.     

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Have consideration for wounded feelings.     

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Burdens become light when cheerfully borne.     

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The burden which is well borne becomes light.     

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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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What is allowed us is disagreeable, what is denied us causes us intense desire.     

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As the hawk is wont to pursue the trembling doves.     

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It is some relief to weep; grief is satisfied and carried off by tears.     

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Hastiness is the beginning of wrath, and its end repentance.     

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Deadly poisons are concealed under sweet honey.     

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The vulgar herd estimate friendship by its advantages.     

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Love is born of idleness and, once born, by idleness is fostered.      

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Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless.      

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Pleasant words are the food of love.     

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

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It's useful that there should be Gods, so let's believe there are.     

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There is no useful thing which may not be turned to an injurious purpose.     

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Nothing is more useful to man that those arts which have no utility.     

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Fair peace becomes men ferocious anger belongs to beasts.     

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Give way to your opponent; thus will you gain the crown of victory.     

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