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


  2. It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.


  3. Fortune and love favor the brave.


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




  5. Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.


  6. Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless.


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


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


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


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


  11. Habits change into character.


  12. All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil.


  13. Nothing is swifter than our years.


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


  15. Keep a mid course between two extremes.


  16. everything changes, nothing perishes


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

    • hope

  18. It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.


  19. Time is generally the best doctor.


  20. Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.


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


  22. Time is the devourer of all things.

    • time

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


  24. How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.


  25. Love is full of anxious fears.

    • worry

  26. To give requires good sense.


  27. Well has he lived who has lived well in obscurity.


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


  29. Majesty and love do not consort well together, nor do they dwell in the same place.


  30. What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.



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  1. Picture quote by Ovid about persistence

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


  2. Picture quote by Ovid about character

    Habits change into character.


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What are the best love quotes by Ovid?


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


    All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.


    If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love.

    • love

    He who says o'er much I love not is in love.

    • love

    He who would not be idle, let him fall in love.


    Ah me! Love can not be cured by herbs.


    If you want to be loved, be lovable.

    • love

    Love is a credulous thing.


    Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.


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What are the best time quotes by Ovid?


    Nothing is swifter than our years.

    • time

    Time is the devourer of all things.

    • time

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

    • time

    Time glides away and as we get older through the noiseless years; the days flee and are restrained by no reign.

    • time

    Time, motion and wine cause sleep.


    Time, the devourer of all things.

    • all

    At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time.


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What are the best appearance quotes by Ovid?


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

    • appearance

    Neglect of appearance becomes men.

    • appearance

    When disposition wins us, the features please.

    • appearance

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What are the best worry quotes by Ovid?


    Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.

    • worry

    Love is full of anxious fears.

    • worry

    There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.

    • worry

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What are the best rest quotes by Ovid?


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

    • rest

    What is without periods of rest will not endure.

    • rest

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


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What is without periods of rest will not endure.

  • rest

The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.


As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity.


Make the workmanship surpass the materials.




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

  • bravery

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


We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings.


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


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


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

  • time

Envy aims very high.


The drop hollows the stone not by force but by often falling.


'Tis best to be silent in a bad cause.


Although they posses enough, and more than enough still they yearn for more.


Had I not sinned what would there be for you to pardon. My fate has given you the opportunity for mercy.


You can learn from anyone even your enemy.


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


Quarrels are the dowry which married folk bring one another.


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


I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement.


Whether you call my heart affectionate, or you call it womanish: I confess, that to my misfortune, it is soft.


Bear patiently with a rival.


In an easy matter. Anybody can be eloquent.


If you wish to marry suitably, marry your equal.

  • marriage

Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish body, as water is corrupted unless it moves.


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

  • cares

The will is commendable though the ability may be wanting.


A short absence is the safest.


There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.

  • worry

Like fragile ice anger passes away in time.


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


Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships, the poor man everywhere lies low.


That you may please others you must be forgetful of yourself.


Daring is not safe against daring men.

  • risk

The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean.


An evil life is a kind of death.


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


Time glides away and as we get older through the noiseless years; the days flee and are restrained by no reign.

  • time

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

  • envy

You will go most safely in the middle.

  • moderation

All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.

  • love

A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.

  • honesty

Time, the devourer of all things.

  • all

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


Let love give way to business; give attention to business and you will be safe.


Time, motion and wine cause sleep.

  • cause

Forbear to lay the guilt of a few on the many.


The love of glory gives an immense stimulus.


This also -- that I live, I consider a gift of God.


People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude.


Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.


When disposition wins us, the features please.

  • appearance

At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time.

  • delay

If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love.

  • love

He who says o'er much I love not is in love.

  • love

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


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


Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.


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


All things human hang by a slender thread; and that which seemed to stand strong suddenly falls and sinks in ruins.


Skill makes love unending.


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.


Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.


He who would not be idle, let him fall in love.

  • fall

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

  • beautiful

Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts.


Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned.


Ah me! Love can not be cured by herbs.

  • cured

Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.


The burden which is well borne becomes light.

  • bravery

Most safely shall you tread the middle path.


It is no less a feat to keep what you have, than to increase it. In one there is chance, the other will be a work of art.


If you want to be loved, be lovable.

  • love

Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour.


It is convenient that there be gods, and, as it is convenient, let us believe there are.


What makes men indifferent to their wives is that they can see them when they please.


What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless.


Neglect of appearance becomes men.

  • appearance

Blemishes are hid by night and every fault forgiven; darkness makes any woman fair.


Enhance and intensify one's vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the highest and deepest reality.


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.

  • change

Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it.


Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.

  • abode

People are slow to believe that, which if believed would work them harm.

  • belief

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.


Nothing in the entire universe ever perishes, believe me, but things vary, and adopt a new form. The phrase being born is used for beginning to be something different from what one was before, while dying means ceasing to be the same. Though this thing may pass into that, and that into this, yet the sums of things remains unchanged.


The good of other times let people state; I think it lucky I was born so late.


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


No man can purchase his virtue too dear, for it is the only thing whose value must ever increase with the price it has cost us. Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it.


Love is a credulous thing.

  • credulous

Venus favors the bold.


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


Why should I go into details, we have nothing that is not perishable except what our hearts and our intellects endows us with.

  • heart

Fas est ab hoste doceri. One should learn even from one's enemies.

  • ancient

I am above being injured by fortune, though she steals away much, more will remain with me. The blessing I now enjoy transcend fear.


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When was Ovid birthday? Ovid was born on March 20, 43 BC.

Who is Ovid? Some facts about Ovid from biography. Publius Ovidius Naso (March 20, 43 BC – 17 AD) was a Roman poet known to the English-speaking world as Ovid, who wrote on many topics, including love, abandoned women and mythological transformations. Ranked alongside Virgil and Horace as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature, Ovid ... Read more about Ovid on Wikipedia or watch videos with quotes from Ovid on YouTube. Browse a lot of books about Ovid on Amazon to get more reference.

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