Facts about Ovid

Summary

Ovid was a famous Poet from Rome, who lived between 43 BC and 18 AC.

Biography

Ovid was a Roman poet who, together with Virgil, Horace, Propertius and Tibullus considered the augusteiske future great writers. Ovid was born into a wealthy knight's family in Sulmona, a town in the Apennines. In the age of twelve he and his one year older brother, sent to Rome to take a degree in law and rhetoric. He completed his education in Athens, made ​​a tour of Asia Minor and spent one year in Sicily.

Our collection contains 88 quotes who is written / told by Ovid, under the main topics: Beauty, Medical.

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Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ovid

Famous quotes by Ovid (88)


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"A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace"
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"A man is sorry to be honest for nothing"
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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"
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"A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward"
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"Against the bold, daring is unsafe"
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"Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs"
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"Alas! how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks"
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"All love is vanquished by a succeeding love"
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"All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil"
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"An anthill increases by accumulation. Medicine is consumed by distribution. That which is feared lessens by association. This is the thing to understand"
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"An evil life is a kind of death"
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"Art lies by its own artifice"
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"At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time"
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"Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good"
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"Bear patiently with a rival"
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"Beauty is a fragile gift"
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"Blemishes are hid by night and every fault forgiven; darkness makes any woman fair"
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"Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish"
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"Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body"
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"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"
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"Daring is not safe against daring men"
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"Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay"
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"Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it"
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"Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by"
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"Enhance and intensify one's vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the highest and deepest reality"
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"Envy aims very high"
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"Every lover is a soldier"
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"Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish"
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"Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned"
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"Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour"
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"He who would not be idle, let him fall in love"
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"He whom all hate all wish to see destroyed"
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"How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man"
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"I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement"
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"If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love"
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"If you want to be loved, be lovable"
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"In an easy matter. Anybody can be eloquent"
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"In our leisure we reveal what kind of people we are"
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"It is annoying to be honest to no purpose"
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"It is convenient that there be gods, and, as it is convenient, let us believe there are"
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"Love is a kind of warfare"
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"Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears"
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"Love is full of anxious fears"
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"Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish"
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"Majesty and love do not consort well together, nor do they dwell in the same place"
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"Make the workmanship surpass the materials"
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"Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them"
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"Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it"
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"Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward"
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"Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear"
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"Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength"
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"Take rest; a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop"
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"Tears at times have the weight of speech"
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"The bold adventurer succeeds the best"
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"The burden which is well borne becomes light"
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"The cause is hidden; the effect is visible to all"
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"The gods behold all righteous actions"
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"The good of other times let people state; I think it lucky I was born so late"
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"The heavier crop is ever in others' fields"
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"The high-spirited man may indeed die, but he will not stoop to meanness. Fire, though it may be quenched, will not become cool"
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"There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it"
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"Those things that nature denied to human sight, she revealed to the eyes of the soul"
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"Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish body, as water is corrupted unless it moves"
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"Time is generally the best doctor"
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"Time is the devourer of all things"
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"Time, motion and wine cause sleep"
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"Time, the devourer of all things"
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"To feel our ills is one thing, but to cure them is another"
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"Use the occasion, for it passes swiftly"
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"Venus favors the bold"
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"You can learn from anyone even your enemy"
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"You will go most safely in the middle"
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"He who can believe himself well, will be well"
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"Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love"
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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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"My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope"
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"The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged"
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"There is a god within us"
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"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"
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"Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again"
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"What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless"
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"Fortune and love favor the brave"
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"The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean"
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"First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe," three times"
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"People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude"
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"Little things please little minds"
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"Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit"
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"What makes men indifferent to their wives is that they can see them when they please"


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