Ovid

Roman poet remembered for his elegiac verses on love (43 BC - AD 17)

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All things change, nothing perishes.
Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be fish.
Love is a kind of warfare.
What is harder than rock, or softer than water Yet soft water hollows out hard rock. Persevere.
A short absence is the safest.
All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity.
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.
Courage conquers all things.
Dignity and love do not blend well, nor do they continue long together.
Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.
How little you know about the age you live in if you think that honey is sweeter than cash in hand.
If you would marry suitably, marry your equal.
It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.
It is the mind that makes the man.
It's useful that there should be Gods, so let's believe there are.
Judgement of beauty can err, what with the wine and the dark.
Let love give way to business; give attention to business and you will be safe.
Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these
Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.
Love is full of anxious fears.
Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name.
Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.
My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
Nothing is stronger than habit.
Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.
So I can't live either without you or with you.
Take rest a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.
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.
The result justifies the deed.
The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.
The time will come when it will disgust you to look in the mirror.
There is a god within us, and we have intercourse with heaven. That spirit comes from abodes on high.
There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.
Time the devourer of all things.
To be loved, be lovable.
We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings.
We can learn even from our enemies.
We two are to ourselves a crowd.
Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just the same to have been asked.
Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.

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