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    Ovid Quotes

    Roman poet

    Quotes by Ovid

    • All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
    • By faithful study of the nobler arts, our nature's softened, and more gentle grows.
    • Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
    • Dignity and love do not blend well, nor do they continue long together.
    • If you would marry suitably, marry your equal.
    • Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name.
    • Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.
    • Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.
    • Tears at times have all the weight of speech.
    • The cause is hidden. The effect is visible to all.
    • We two are to ourselves a crowd.
    • So I can't live either without you or with you.
      Amores
    • When I was from Cupid's passions free, my Muse was mute and wrote no elegy.
      Amores
    • Nothing is stronger than habit.
      Ars Amatoria
    • To be loved, be lovable.
      Ars Amatoria
    • The result justifies the deed. (Exitus acta probat)
      Heorides (c. 10 BC)
    • Time the devourer of all things.
      Metamorphoses
    • We can learn even from our enemies.
      Metamorphoses
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