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

— Ovid

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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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Make the workmanship surpass the materials.

94

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

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Ovid quote Dripping water hollows out stone, not th

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

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Love is no assignment for cowards.

82

The man who has experienced shipwreck shudders even at a calm sea.

78

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

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Ovid quote Habits change into character.

Habits change into character.

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If you want to be loved, be lovable.

68

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

67

Venus favors the bold.

63

Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it.

57

Jupiter from on high smiles at the perjuries of lovers.

56

Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.

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About Ovid

Quotes 714 sayings
Nationality Roman
Profession Poet
Birthday March 20, 43 BC

Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again.

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

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Love is a driver, bitter and fierce if you fight and resist him, Easy-going enough once you acknowledge his power.

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The end doesn't justify the means.

52

Love is the force that leaves you colorless

51

A soldier when aged is not appreciated; the love of an old man sickens.

48

There is nothing constant in the universe.

All ebb and flow, and every shape that's born, bears in its womb the seeds of change.

45

There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled.

41

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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What is without periods of rest will not endure.

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Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour.

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We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us.

35

The time will come when it will disgust you to look in the mirror.

33

Always have your hook baited, in the pool you least think, there will be a fish.

31

Passion persuades me one way, reason another.

I see the better and approve it, but I follow the worse.

28

Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.

27

Well has he lived who has lived well in obscurity.

27

Nothing is stronger than habit.

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It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.

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Fortune and love favor the brave.

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

23

Tempus fugit (time flies).

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

21

The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean.

21

A red rose peeping through a white? Or else a cherry (double graced) Within a lily? Centre placed? Or ever marked the pretty beam, A strawberry shows, half drowned in cream? Or seen rich rubies blushing through A pure smooth pearl, and orient too? So like to this, nay all the rest, Is each neat niplet of her breast.

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

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

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Gifts, believe me, captivate both men and Gods, Jupiter himself was won over and appeased by gifts.

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Either you pursue or push, O Sisyphus, the stone destined to keep rolling.

[Lat., Aut petis aut urgues ruiturum, Sisyphe, saxum.]

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Dripping water hollows out a stone

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

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Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.

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Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless.

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

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Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be fish.

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All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil.

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My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.

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