Famous Quotes & Sayings

Ovid Quotes & Sayings

Enjoy the top 100 famous quotes, sayings and quotations by Ovid.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pinterest Share on Linkedin

Ovid Quotes 109229

Be bold, take courage... and be strong of soul. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1359876

The burden which is well borne becomes light. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 888074

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

Ovid Quotes 1961729

Lente, lente currite, noctis equi. Translation: Run slowly, slowly, horses of the night. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 216123

Knowest thou not that kings have long hands?
[Lat., An nescis longos regibus esse manus?] — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1211943

Destroy our leisure and you break love's bow. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1648048

It is art to conceal art. -Ars est celare artem — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1526289

Heaven rewards the pious; those who cherish the gods
Themselves are cherished. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 659391

If the subject's easy we may all be wise;
What stands unfirm, the smallest force overthrows. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 502593

It is lawful to be taught by an enemy. Fas est ab hoste doceri. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1577637

We must improve our time; time goes with rapid foot. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1398793

Thus all things altered. Nothing dies. And here and there the unbodied spirit flies. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1830957

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

Ovid Quotes 1422329

The result proves the wisdom of the act. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 631323

Giving calls for genius. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 644086

Though the power be wanting, yet the wish is praiseworthy. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 607054

All love is vanquished by a succeeding love. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 2132081

Nothing retains its form; new shapes from old
Nature, the great inventor, ceaselessly
Contrives. In all creation, be assured,
There is no death - no death, but only change
And innovation; what we men call birth
Is but a different new beginning; death
Is but to cease to be the same. Perhaps
This may have moved to that and that to this,
Yet still the sum of things remains the same.
Nothing can last, I do believe, for long
In the same image. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 568267

The workmanship was better than the subject matter. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 773149

She that weds well will wisely match her love, Nor be below her husband nor above. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 287809

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

Ovid Quotes 2117806

The poet's labors are a work of joy, and require peace of mind. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 251021

When the roses are gone, nothing is left but the thorn. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 993303

If Jupiter hurled his thunderbolt as often as men sinned, he would soon be out of thunderbolts. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 2195281

Suppressed pain chokes us; in our breasts
It surges, adding ever to its strength. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1127021

You put aside the work that's done, and seek some work to do. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 209337

Time was when genius was more precious than gold, but
now to have nothing is monstrous barbarism. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1014584

What is without periods of rest will not endure. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1202559

She who resists as though she would not win,
By her own treason falls an easy prey. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 82121

Devouring Time and envious Age, all things yield to you; and with lingering death you destroy, step by step, with venomed tooth whatever you attack. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 152895

Idleness ruins the constitution — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 175541

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 Quotes 197481

And now I have finished the work, which neither the wrath of Jove, nor fire, nor the sword, nor devouring age shall be able to destroy. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 205019

Perfer et obdura, dolor hic tibi proderit olim. (Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.) — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 212111

In prosperity you may count on many friends; if the sky becomes overcast you will be alone. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 227062

Fair peace is becoming to men; fierce anger belongs to beasts. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 234609

Venus favors the bold. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 240959

Time itself flows on with constant motion, just like a river: for no more than a river can the fleeting hour stand still. As wave is driven on by wave, and, itself pursued, pursues the one before, so the moments of time at once flee and follow, and are ever new. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 293117

The penalty may be removed, the crime is eternal. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 428308

You do not know it but you are the talk of all the town.
[Lat., Fabula (nec sentis) tota jactaris in urba.] — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 490945

The gods behold all righteous actions. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 530080

The dove, O hawk, that has once been wounded by thy talons, is frightened by the least movement of a wing.
[Lat., Terretur minimo pennae stridore columba
Unguibus, accipiter, saucia facta tuis.] — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 553886

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 Quotes 561681

I have never injured anybody with a mordant poem; my
verse contains charges against nobody. Ingenuous, I have
shunned wit steeped in venom
not a letter of mine is dipped
in poisonous jest. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 575305

Women can always be caught; that's the first rule of the game. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 608411

The vulgar crowd values friends according to their usefulness. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 610808

Every one who repeats it adds something to the scandal. [The rolling snow-ball.] — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 646582

According to the state of a man's conscience, so do hope and fear on account of his deeds arise in his mind. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 681365

A woman is a creature that's always shopping. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 756952

Opportunity is ever worth expecting; let your hood be ever hanging ready. The fish will be in the pool where you least imagine it to be. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 758101

for no god may undo what another god has done... — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 834023

Time, the devourer of all things. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 973878

We suffer by our proximity. [Who get a blow intended for another.] — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 976966

The wild boar is often held by a small dog.
[Lat., A cane non magno saepe tenetur aper.] — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 981715

Skill makes love unending. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1027646

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

Ovid Quotes 1030265

The more they drink the more they thirst. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1051785

Courage conquers all things. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1053746

Truly now is the golden age; the highest honour comes by means of gold; by gold love is procured. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1057178

Birth and ancestry, and that which we have not ourselves achieved, we can scarcely call our own. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1167550

If you would marry suitably, marry your equal. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1167853

Things which of themselves avail nothing, when united become powerful. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1214431

Love and dignity cannot share the same abode. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1306740

The gods favor the bold. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1317804

Giving requires good sense.
[Lat., Rest est ingeniosa dare.] — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1343058

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

Ovid Quotes 1349122

A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1353098

A field becomes exhausted by constant tillage. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1412078

Most safely shall you tread the middle path. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1438733

Majesty and love do not well agree, nor do they live together. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1493687

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

Ovid Quotes 1497429

Trivial losses often prove great gains. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1499482

Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1509852

The iron ring is worn out by constant use.
[Lat., Ferreus assiduo consumitur anulus usu.] — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1515487

Rest strengthens the body, the mind too is thus supported; but unremitting toil destroys both. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1538416

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

Ovid Quotes 1573854

I am a shipwrecked man who fears every sea. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1585831

All things change; nothing perishes. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1593601

Beauty is a fragile gift. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1607698

Nothing aids which may not also injure us.
Fire serves us well, but he who plots to burn
His neighbor's roof arms his hands with fire. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1661672

Struggling over my fickle heart, love draws it now this
way, and now hate that
but love, I think, is winning. I
will hate, if I have strength; if not, I shall love unwilling. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1695380

Only she is chaste whom none has invited — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1724245

The mind alone can not be exiled.
[Lat., Mens sola loco non exulat.] — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1773509

Man's last day must ever be awaited and none to be
counted happy until his death, until his last funeral rites
are paid. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1809499

First try all other means, but if the wound
Heal not, then use the knife, lest to the clean
From the diseased the canker spread. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1875679

The ungovernable passion for wealth.
[Lat., Opum furiata cupido.] — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1903011

All things can corrupt perverse minds. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1904532

If you would conquer Love, he must be fought
At his first onslaught; sprinkle but a drop
Of water, the new-kindled flame expires. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1911357

Though strength be wanting, the will to action
Merits praise. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1912050

If you want to be loved, be loveable. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1922017

Beauty is heaven's gift, and how few can boast of beauty. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 1944208

Whilst you are prosperous you can number many friends; but when the storm comes you are left alone. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 2033996

The mind grows sicker than the body in contemplation of it's suffering. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 2041211

The act is judged of by the event. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 2082519

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

Ovid Quotes 2123518

There is no brotherhood between love and dignity,
Nor can they share the same abode. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 2167194

Love that is fed by jealousy dies hard. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 2239668

We need to accept the strangeness of things as they are. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 2242249

Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them. — Ovid

Ovid Quotes 2260651

My vengeance is my guilt — Ovid