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.


Fortune and love favor the brave.      

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

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Rare is the virtue that's not ruled by Fortune, That stands unshaken even when Fortune flees.     

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First appearance deceives many.     

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Neglect of appearance becomes men.     

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Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned.     

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It is prudence that first forsakes the wretched.     

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Mad desire, when it has the most, longs for more.     

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Our native soil draws all of us, by I know not what sweetness, and never allows us to forget.     

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The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.     

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The mightiest rivers lose their force when split up into several streams.     

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That fair face will as years roll on lose its beauty, and old age will bring its wrinkles to the brow.     

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In our leisure we reveal what kind of people we are.     

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As wave is driven by wave And each, pursued, pursues the wave ahead, So time flies on and follows, flies, and follows, Always, for ever and new. What was before Is left behind; what never was is now; And every passing moment is renewed.     

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Cunning leads to knavery. It is but a step from one to the other, and that very slippery. Only lying makes the difference; add that to cunning, and it is knavery.     

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It is something to hold the scepter with a firm hand.     

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Great talents, by the rust of long disuse, Grow lethargic and shrink from what they were.     

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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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Well has he lived who has lived well in obscurity.     

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The god we now behold with opened eyes, A herd of spotted panthers round him lies In glaring forms; the grapy clusters spread On his fair brows, and dangle on his head.     

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The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.     

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Venus favors the bold.     

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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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