Ovid Quotes (61 quotations)

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1. 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

2. All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil. - Ovid

3. Almsgiving tends to perpetuate poverty; aid does away with it once and for all. Almsgiving leaves a man just where he was before. Aid restores him to society as an individual worthy of all respect and not as a man with a grievance. Almsgiving is the generosity of the rich; social aid levels up social inequalities. Charity separates the rich from the poor; aid raises the needy and sets him on the same level with the rich. - Ovid

4. An anthill increases by accumulation. Medicine is consumed by distribution. That which is feared lessens by association. This is the thing to understand. - Ovid

5. At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time. - Ovid

6. By faithful study of the nobler arts, our nature's softened, and more gentle grows. - Ovid

7. Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish. - Ovid

8. Courage conquers all things. - Ovid

9. Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body. - Ovid

10. Cunning and treachery are the offspring of incapacity. - Ovid

11. 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

12. Deadly poisons are concealed under sweet honey. - Ovid

13. Dignity and love do not blend well, nor do they continue long together. - Ovid

14. Enhance and intensify one's vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the highest and deepest reality. - Ovid

15. Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish. - Ovid

16. Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts. - Ovid

17. First appearance deceives many. - Ovid

18. First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe," three times. - Ovid

19. Fortune and love favor the brave. - Ovid

20. Frankly, I don't want to see a rapid upturn. I want it to hold until some of these idiotic competitors go bust. - Ovid

21. Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all. - Ovid

22. How little you know about the age you live in if you think that honey is sweeter than cash in hand. - Ovid

23. If you would marry suitably, marry your equal. - Ovid

24. It is the mind that makes the man. - Ovid

25. Judgement of beauty can err, what with the wine and the dark. - Ovid

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