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Ovid

Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BC - AD 17) was a Roman poet known to the English-speaking world as Ovid, wrote on topics of love, abandoned women, and mythological transformations. Ranked alongside Virgil and Horace as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature, Ovid was generally considered the greatest master of the elegiac couplet.
Found 145 thoughts of Ovid

We can learn even from our enemies.

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

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Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.

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So I can't live either without you or with you.

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

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What is allowed us is disagreeable, what is denied us causes us intense desire.

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Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these

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Nothing in the entire universe ever perishes, believe me, but things vary, and adopt a new form. The phrase "being born" is used for beginning to be something different from what one was before, while "dying" means ceasing to be the same. Though this thing may pass into that, and that into this, yet the sums of things remains unchanged.

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All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil.

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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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Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just the same to have been asked.

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Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.

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Courage conquers all things.

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To be loved, be lovable.

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Time the devourer of all things.

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Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.

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Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.

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He who can believe himself well, will be well.

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Tears at times have the weight of speech.

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We two are to ourselves a crowd.

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The cause is hidden. The effect is visible to all.

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

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Take rest; a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.

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Nothing is stronger than habit.

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My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.

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