Quotes by Ovid


Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
– Ovid
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
– Ovid
A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.
– 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
A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.
– Ovid
Although they posses enough, and more than enough still they yearn for more.
– Ovid
An anthill increases by accumulation. Medicine is consumed by distribution. That which is feared lessens by association. This is the thing to understand.
– Ovid
An evil life is a kind of death.
– Ovid
At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time.
– Ovid
Bear patiently with a rival.
– Ovid
Blemishes are hid by night and every fault forgiven; darkness makes any woman fair.
– Ovid
Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.
– Ovid
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.
– Ovid
Daring is not safe against daring men.
– Ovid
Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it.
– Ovid
Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.
– Ovid
Enhance and intensify one's vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the highest and deepest reality.
– Ovid
Envy aims very high.
– Ovid
Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.
– Ovid
Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned.
– Ovid