Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Ovid Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
The prayers of cowards fortune spurns.
We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us.
The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean.
Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again.
Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.
Love is a credulous thing.
All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.
What makes men indifferent to their wives is that they can see them when they please.
Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.
People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude.
Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.
An evil life is a kind of death.
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.
Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.
The man who has experienced shipwreck shudders even at a calm sea.
Time, motion and wine cause sleep.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless.
Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be fish.
There is a god within us.
Use the occasion, for it passes swiftly.
It is the poor man who’ll ever count his flock.
Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.
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.
Time is generally the best doctor.
My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.
The heavier crop is ever in others’ fields.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, ‘I believe,’ three times.
Like fragile ice anger passes away in time.
Daring is not safe against daring men.
Make the workmanship surpass the materials.
Give way to your opponent; thus will you gain the crown of victory.
What is without periods of rest will not endure.
Time is the devourer of all things.
Against the bold, daring is unsafe.
The high-spirited man may indeed die, but he will not stoop to meanness. Fire, though it may be quenched, will not become cool.
The gods behold all righteous actions.
Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears.
A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.
Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just the same to have been asked.
Jupiter from on high smiles at the perjuries of lovers.
The cause is hidden; the effect is visible to all.
Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low.
Habits change into character.
Neglect of appearance becomes men.
He whom all hate all wish to see destroyed.
The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.
Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish.
The burden which is well borne becomes light.
What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.
In our leisure we reveal what kind of people we are.
He who would not be idle, let him fall in love.
At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time.
If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love.
Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.
Why should I go into details, we have nothing that is not perishable except what our hearts and our intellects endows us with.
Art lies by its own artifice.
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.
Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel.
The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.
He who says o’er much I love not is in love.
Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts.
You will go most safely in the middle.
Every lover is a soldier.
If you want to be loved, be lovable.
Venus favors the bold.
Little things please little minds.
I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement.
Enhance and intensify one’s vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the highest and deepest reality.
Death is less bitter punishment than death’s delay.
Love is a kind of warfare.
First appearance deceives many.
The bold adventurer succeeds the best.
Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them.
To feel our ills is one thing, but to cure them is another.
In an easy matter. Anybody can be eloquent.
Bear patiently with a rival.
Everyone’s a millionaire where promises are concerned.
Let what is irksome become habitual, no more will it trouble you.
Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength.
Most safely shall you tread the middle path.
Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.
It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.
Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.
The vulgar crowd values friends according to their usefulness.
It is convenient that there be gods, and, as it is convenient, let us believe there are.
Where belief is painful we are slow to believe.