Ovid Quotes & Wallpapers

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Courage conquers all things. Ovid

What is hid is unknown: for what is unknown there is no desire. Ovid

Let love steal in disguised as friendship. Ovid

Thanks are justly due for boons unbought Ovid

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

Dear to the heart of a girl is her own beauty and charm. Ovid

Skill makes love unending. Ovid

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

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

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

With patience bear what pains you have deserved, Grieve, if you will, over what's unmerited. Ovid

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

When a rose dies, a thorn is left behind. Ovid

Love, and a cough, are not concealed. Ovid

Happy is he who dares courageously to defend what he loves. Ovid

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

Thus does the white swan, as he lies on the wet grass, when the Fates summon him, sing at the fords of Maeander. Ovid

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

It is expedient that there should be gods, and, since it is expedient, let us believe that gods exist. Ovid

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

When there is plenty of wine, sorrow and worry take wing. Ovid

Tis not always in a physician's power to cure the sick; at times the disease is stronger than trained art. Ovid

They come to see, they come that they themselves may be seen. [Lat., Spectatum veniunt, veniunt spectentur ut ipse.] Ovid

Thou beginnest better than thou endest. The last is inferior to the first. [Lat., Coepisti melius quam desinis. Ultima primis cedunt.] Ovid

To be thoroughly imbued, with the liberal arts refines the manners, and makes men to be mild and gentle in their conduct. Ovid

The man who falls in love chill find plenty of occupation. Ovid

What is hid is unknown: for what is unknown there is no desire. [Lat., Quod latet ignotum est; ignoti nulla cupido.] Ovid

Good-bye to the lies of the poets. [Lat., Valeant mendacia vatum.] Ovid

To wish is of little account; to succeed you must earnestly desire; and this desire must shorten thy sleep. Ovid

Wherever I look there is nothing but the image of death. Ovid

Excessive love in loathing ever ends. Ovid

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

Grief brims itself and flows away in tears. Ovid

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

My bark, once struck by the fury of the storm, dreads again to approach the place of danger. Ovid

When you have set yourself a task finish it. Ovid

I could not possibly count the gold-digging ruses of women, Not if I had ten mouths, not if I had ten tongues. Ovid

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

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

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

To be silent is but a small virtue; but it is a serious fault to reveal secrets. Ovid

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

Ah me! Love can not be cured by herbs. Ovid

He who can believe himself well, will be well. Ovid

It is not safe to despise what Love commands. He reigns supreme, and rules the mighty gods. Ovid

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

Although the power is lacking, the will is commendable. Ovid

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

Winged time glides on insensibly, and deceive us; and there is nothing more fleeting than years. Ovid

Chaste is she whom no one has asked. Ovid

The purpose of law is to prevent the strong always having their way. Ovid

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

The wit of man has devised cruel statutes, And nature oft permits what is by law forbid. Ovid

It is ill to marry in the month of May. Ovid

With wavering steps does fickle fortune stray, Nowhere she finds a firm and fixed abode; But now all smiles, and now again all frowns, She's constant only in inconstancy. Ovid

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

He lives well who lives retired, and keeps His wants within the limits of his means. Ovid

We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us. Ovid

As long as you are lucky, you will have many friends; if cloudy times appear, you will be alone. -Donec eris felix, multos numerabis amicos; tempora si fuerint nubila, solus eris Ovid

Whether they yield or refuse, it delights women to have been asked. Ovid

If you have a voice, sing; but if you have good arms, then go in for dancing. Ovid

The end doesn't justify the means. Ovid

Sleep, nature's rest, divine tranquility, That brings peace to the mind.... Ovid

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

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

All things change, nothing perishes. Ovid

Everything changes, nothing perishes. Ovid

And now have I finished a work which neither the wrath of Jove, nor fire, nor steel, nor all-consuming time can destroy. Welcome the day which can destroy only my physical man in ending my uncertain life. In my better part I shall be raised to immortality above the lofty stars, and my name shall never die. Ovid

What a lady says to an eager lover he may write in the wind, or in running water. Ovid

The mother endures with greater courage the loss of one out many children, than she who, in her tears, exclaims, Thou wast my only one! Ovid

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