Ovid

Ovid

Roman poet

Lived from: 43 BC - 17 AD

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Ovid

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    'Tis best to be silent in a bad cause.
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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 prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.
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    A short absence is the safest.
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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.
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    All things human hang by a slender thread; and that which seemed to stand strong suddenly falls and sinks in ruins.
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    Although they posses enough, and more than enough still they yearn for more.
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    Always have your hook baited, in the pool you least think, there will be a fish.
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    An evil life is a kind of death.
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    As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity.
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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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    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 be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
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