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Courage conquers all things. Ovid
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What is hid is unknown: for what is unknown there is no desire. Ovid
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When there is plenty of wine, sorrow and worry take wing. Ovid
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Let love steal in disguised as friendship. Ovid
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Thanks are justly due for boons unbought Ovid
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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. Ovid
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Dear to the heart of a girl is her own beauty and charm. Ovid
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Skill makes love unending. Ovid
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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. Ovid
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Tis not always in a physician's power to cure the sick; at times the disease is stronger than trained art. Ovid
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Happy is he who dares courageously to defend what he loves. Ovid
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From high Meonia's rocky shores I came, Of poor decsent, Acoetes is my name, My sire was measly born: no oxen ploughed, His fruitful fields, nor in his pastures lowed, His whole estate within the waters lay' With lines and hooks he caught the finny prey; His art was all his livelehood, which he Thus with his dying lips bequeathed to me: In streams, my boy, and rivers take thy chance; There swims', said he, Thy whole inheritance. Ovid
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It is expedient that there should be gods, and, since it is expedient, let us believe that gods exist. Ovid
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Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear. Ovid
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There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled. Ovid
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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. Ovid
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Love, and a cough, are not concealed. Ovid
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There is no brotherhood between love and dignity, Nor can they share the same abode. Ovid
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Time was when genius was more precious than gold, but now to have nothing is monstrous barbarism. Ovid
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The sea's vast depths lie open to the fish; Wherever the breezes blow the bird may fly; So to the brave man every land's a home. Ovid
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With patience bear what pains you have deserved, Grieve, if you will, over what's unmerited. Ovid
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When worse may yet befall, there's room for prayer, But when our fortune's at its lowest ebb, We trample fear beneath our feet, and live Without a fear of evil yet to come. Ovid
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They come to see, they come that they themselves may be seen. [Lat., Spectatum veniunt, veniunt spectentur ut ipse.] Ovid
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Thou beginnest better than thou endest. The last is inferior to the first. [Lat., Coepisti melius quam desinis. Ultima primis cedunt.] Ovid
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To be thoroughly imbued, with the liberal arts refines the manners, and makes men to be mild and gentle in their conduct. Ovid
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The man who falls in love chill find plenty of occupation. Ovid
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What is hid is unknown: for what is unknown there is no desire. [Lat., Quod latet ignotum est; ignoti nulla cupido.] Ovid
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Good-bye to the lies of the poets. [Lat., Valeant mendacia vatum.] Ovid
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To wish is of little account; to succeed you must earnestly desire; and this desire must shorten thy sleep. Ovid
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Wherever I look there is nothing but the image of death. Ovid
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Excessive love in loathing ever ends. Ovid
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If thou wishest to put an end to love, attend to business (love yields to employment); then thou wilt be safe. [Lat., Qui finem quaeris amoris, (Cedit amor rebus) res age; tutus eris.] Ovid
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Grief brims itself and flows away in tears. Ovid
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It is but a small merit to observe silence, but it is a grave fault to speak of matters on which we should be silent. Ovid
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My bark, once struck by the fury of the storm, dreads again to approach the place of danger. Ovid
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When you have set yourself a task finish it. Ovid
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When a rose dies, a thorn is left behind. Ovid
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I could not possibly count the gold-digging ruses of women, Not if I had ten mouths, not if I had ten tongues. Ovid
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To be silent is but a small virtue; but it is a serious fault to reveal secrets. Ovid
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Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them. Ovid
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Ah me! Love can not be cured by herbs. Ovid
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He who can believe himself well, will be well. Ovid
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Thus does the white swan, as he lies on the wet grass, when the Fates summon him, sing at the fords of Maeander. Ovid
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People are slow to believe that, which if believed would work them harm. Ovid
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A short absence is the safest. Ovid
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Friendship is but a name; fidelity but an empty name. Ovid
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Giving calls for genius. Ovid
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It is not safe to despise what Love commands. He reigns supreme, and rules the mighty gods. Ovid
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Although they posses enough, and more than enough still they yearn for more. Ovid
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Although the power is lacking, the will is commendable. Ovid
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I hate a woman who offers herself because she ought to do so, and cold and dry thinks of her sewing when making love. Ovid
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The end doesn't justify the means. Ovid
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All other creatures look down toward the earth, but man was given a face so that might turn his eyes toward the stars and his gaze upon the sky. Ovid
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Envy, the meanest of vices, creeps on the ground like a serpent. Ovid
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Quarrels are the dowry which married folk bring one another. Ovid
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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. Ovid
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Take the advice of light when you're looking at linens or jewels; Looking at faces or forms, take the advice of the day. Ovid
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There is a divinity within our breast. Ovid
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Love's dominion, like a kings, admits of no partition. Ovid
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Love is the force that leaves you colorless Ovid
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In the make-up of human beings, intelligence counts for more than our hands, and that is our true strength. Ovid
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Isn't the best defense always a good attack? Ovid
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Ere land and sea and the all-covering sky Were made, in the whole world the countenance Of nature was the same, all one, well named Chaos, a raw and undivided mass, Naught but a lifeless bulk, with warring seeds Of ill-joined elements compressed together. Ovid
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Well has he lived who has lived well in obscurity. Ovid
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Fair peace is becoming to men; fierce anger belongs to beasts. Ovid
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All things change, nothing perishes. Ovid
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Beauty is a fragile gift. Ovid
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First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, 'I believe,' three times. Ovid
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Venus favors the bold. Ovid
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The mind, conscious of rectitude, laughed to scorn the falsehood of report. Ovid
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