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276 Inspiring Quotes by Ovid

  • Last updated Jul 27 2021

Welcome to our collection of quotes by Ovid.

Wikipedia Summary for Ovid

Pūblius Ovidius Nāsō (Latin: [ˈpuːblɪ.ʊs ɔˈwɪdɪ.ʊs ˈnaːsoː]; 20 March 43 BC – 17/18 AD), known in English as Ovid ( OV-id), was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus. He was a contemporary of the older Virgil and Horace, with whom he is often ranked as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature. The Imperial scholar Quintilian considered him the last of the Latin love elegists. Although Ovid enjoyed enormous popularity during his lifetime, the emperor Augustus banished him to a remote province on the Black Sea, where he remained until his death. Ovid himself attributes his exile to carmen et error, "a poem and a mistake", but his discretion in discussing the causes has resulted in much speculation among scholars.

The first major Roman poet to begin his career during the reign of Augustus, Ovid is today best known for the Metamorphoses, a 15-book continuous mythological narrative written in the meter of epic, and for works in elegiac couplets such as Ars Amatoria ("The Art of Love") and Fasti. His poetry was much imitated during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and greatly influenced Western art and literature. The Metamorphoses remains one of the most important sources of classical mythology.

black fawn pug playing with plush toy

Honesty, by evil fortune tried,
Finds in adversity the seed of praise.

--Ovid

silhouette of person wearing cowboy hat during sunset

He lives well who lives retired, and keeps
His wants within the limits of his means.

--Ovid


woman looking up to the sky while standing on white sand

Majesty and love do not consort well together, nor do they dwell in the same place.

--Ovid

man and woman in cowboy hat

Forbear to lay the guilt of a few on the many.

--Ovid

rainbow

Time, the devourer of all things.

--Ovid

man and woman kissing beside body of water during daytime

Where belief is painful we are slow to believe.

--Ovid

pink and yellow flower painting

Everyone is desirous of his own pursuits, and loves
To spend his time in his accustomed art.

--Ovid

fan of 1 US dollar banknotes and coins on beige surface

Little things please little minds.

--Ovid

lights pattern swirls

What makes men indifferent to their wives is that they can see them when they please.

--Ovid

shallow focus photography of books

Love is the force that leaves you colorless.

--Ovid

tilt shift lens pink fetal flowers

First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, 'I believe,' three times.

--Ovid

None

A frail gift is beauty, which grows less as time draws on, and is devoured by its own years.

--Ovid


body of water under clear blue sky painting

There is no such thing as pure, unalloyed pleasure; some bitter ever mingles with the sweet.

--Ovid

pair of white lace-up shoes

For this reason, if you believe proverbs, let me tell you the common one: "It is unlucky to marry in May.

--Ovid

man in orange jacket and black pants doing snow ski during daytime

If you are not ready today, you will be even less so tomorrow.

--Ovid

selective focus photography of grey coin operated telescope

That tuneful nymph, the babbling Echo.

--Ovid

boy standing on grass and facing fence during daytime

Brass shines with constant usage, a beautiful dress needs wearing,Leave a house empty, it rots.

--Ovid

elephant play with brown sand

I too am not powerless, and my weapons strike hard.

--Ovid

white and blue ice in water

Tis not always in a physician's power to cure the sick; at times the disease is stronger than trained art.

--Ovid

brown and gray floral textile

She only is chaste, who is chaste where there is no danger of detection: she who does not, because she may not, does.

--Ovid

brown chopped logs

Sleep, nature's rest, divine tranquility, That brings peace to the mind.

--Ovid

shallow focus photography of condenser microphone

Today is truly the Golden Age: gold buys hornor, gold procures love.

--Ovid

person walking on snowfield

It is the mind that makes the man, and our vigour is in our immortal soul.

--Ovid

two gold-colored skeleton keys

The end doesn't justify the means.

--Ovid

green leafed seedlings on black plastic pots

Let the man who does not wish to be idle, fall in love.

--Ovid

cactus flowers

In an easy cause any man may be eloquent.

--Ovid

Longer Version:

In an easy cause anyone can be eloquent; the slightest strength is enough to break what is already shattered.


sunset

When there is plenty of wine, sorrow and worry take wing.

--Ovid

silhouette photo of mountain during night time

For in this strange anatomy we wear, the head has greater powers than the hand; the spirit, heart, and mind are over all.

--Ovid

bird on pier

Wind feeds the fire, and wind extinguishes:
The flames are nourished by a gentle breeze,
Yet, if it stronger grows, they sink and die.

--Ovid


silhouette of pine trees photo

We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.

--Ovid

yellow flower in green grass field

Every one who repeats it adds something to the scandal. The rolling snow-ball.

--Ovid

Arizona landscape

Bring a lawsuit against a man who can pay; the poor man's acts are not worth the expense.

--Ovid

pink rose in close up photography

And I will capture your minds with sweet novelty.

--Ovid

brown and black train track in between trees phtoography

Skill makes love unending.

--Ovid

grassland landscape

If you want to be loved, be lovable.

--Ovid

yellow flower field near mountain during daytime

Blemishes are hid by night and every fault forgiven; darkness makes any woman fair.

--Ovid

body of water under cloudy sky at night

He who says o'er much I love not is in love.

--Ovid

shallow focus photography of person raising hand

Beauty is a fragile gift.

--Ovid

woman standing on cliff

Heaven rewards the pious; those who cherish the gods
Themselves are cherished.

--Ovid

group of penguins standing on white snow covered ground near body of water during daytime

Love is no assignment for cowards.

--Ovid

orange petaled flowers

Use the occasion, for it passes swiftly.

--Ovid

crack in wall

To be instructed in the arts, softens the manners and makes men gentle.

--Ovid

bonfire in forest

Calumny ever pursues the great, even as the winds hurl themselves on high places.

--Ovid

sunset dirt road

If thou wouldst marry wisely, marry thine equal.

--Ovid

red rope on three branch

Love, and a cough, are not concealed.

--Ovid

brown wooden bridge beside green leafed trees during daytime

Love is born of idleness and, once born, by idleness is fostered.

--Ovid


orange petaled flowers

Often the prickly thorn produces tender roses.

--Ovid

adult Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog

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

--Ovid

empty pathway

There is a divinity within our breast.

--Ovid

cactus flowers

Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.

--Ovid

flock of birds flying under blue sky during daytime

Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.

--Ovid

gray concrete surface

So long as you are secure you will count many friends; if your life becomes clouded you will be alone.

--Ovid


green and white painted wall

There is a god within us, and the heavens
Have intercourse with earth; from realms above
That spirit comes.

--Ovid


foggy mountain summit

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

--Ovid

selective photography of dried leaf

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

--Ovid

three people paddling in canoe

I can't live without you or with you.

--Ovid

palm tree under orange sky

It is expedient that there should be gods, and, since it is expedient, let us believe that gods exist.

--Ovid

dew drops on glass panel

As long as you are lucky, you will have many friends; if cloudy times appear, you will be alone. -Donec eris felix, multos numerabis amicos; tempora si fuerint nubila, solus eris.

--Ovid

black pug puppy on white and pink textile

Have patience and endure; this unhappiness will one day be beneficial.

--Ovid

landscape photography of mountain

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

--Ovid

landscape photography of horizon

A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.

--Ovid

four coffee cups on floor

In war the olive branch of peace is of use.

--Ovid

green and gray humming bird screenshot

A gift in time of need is most acceptable.

--Ovid

woman holding Pug puppy

The burden which is well borne becomes light.

--Ovid

green fruit in macro lens photography

He who has lived obscurely and quietly has lived well.

--Ovid

rock formation surrounding by body of water

My bark, once struck by the fury of the storm, dreads again to approach the place of danger.

--Ovid


people in the street painting

Love is an affair of credulity.

--Ovid

black dog photography

Tears are sometimes as weighty as words.

--Ovid

person standing on rock formation during daytime

What is it that love does to a woman? Without she only sleeps; with it alone, she lives.

--Ovid

selective focus photography of Russian Blue cat

The glow of inspiration warms us; it is a holy rapture.

--Ovid

aerial photo of foggy mountains

To be silent is but a small virtue; but it is a serious fault to reveal secrets.

--Ovid

shallow focus photography of black DSLR camera

Bear patiently with a rival.

--Ovid

photo of clear sky full of stars

Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them.

--Ovid

blue rose in close up photography

There is a certain pleasure in weeping; grief finds in tears both a satisfaction and a cure.

--Ovid


bird in the sky

Man's last day must ever be awaited and none to be counted happy until his death, until his last funeral rites are paid.

--Ovid

brown grass field during daytime

Ah me! how easy it is to indulge in brave words in another person's trouble.

--Ovid

women's black and pink monokini

Her clear conscience mocked rumour's mendacity, But we are a mob prone to credit sin.

--Ovid

black bird flying on white background

Great talents, by the rust of long disuse,
Grow lethargic and shrink from what they were.

--Ovid

blue and white abstract painting

Wine stimulates the mind and makes it quick with heat; care flees and is dissolved in much drink.

--Ovid

photo og calm body of water

He who would not be idle, let him fall in love.

--Ovid

brown labrador puppy

Habit had made the custom.

--Ovid

pair of white lace-up shoes

To have properly studied the liberal sciences gives a polish to our manners, and removes all awkwardness.

--Ovid

shallow focus photography of condenser microphone

Men should not care too much for good looks; neglect is becoming.

--Ovid

sunflower with sunglasses under blue sky during daytime

There is something in omens.

--Ovid

woman in blue denim jacket and black pants standing beside train

Quarrels are the dowry which married folk bring one another.

--Ovid

sunset

You who seek an end of love, love yields to business: be busy, and you will be safe.

--Ovid

woman in white and black stripe long sleeve shirt standing beside brown concrete building during daytime

Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.

--Ovid

green leafed tree on body of water under starry sky

Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again.

--Ovid

white and blue ice on water

Skilled in every trick, a worthy heir of his paternal craft, he would make black look like white, and white look black.

--Ovid

Longer Version:

Skilled in every trick, a worthy heir of his paternal craft, he would make black look like white, and white look black.


fan of 1 US dollar banknotes and coins on beige surface

Let the poor man mind his tongue.

--Ovid

fawn pug in close up photography

Fortune resists half-hearted prayers.

--Ovid

snow covered mountain under blue sky during daytime

I attempt an arduous task but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement.

--Ovid

landscape photography of trees

Pluck with quick hand the fruit that passes.

--Ovid

yellow bee beside purple petaled flower during daytime

If you give up your quiet life, the bow of Cupid will lose its power.

--Ovid

blue wall during daytime

When disposition wins us, the features please.

--Ovid

Bright orange to dark red gradient

When all the other animals, downcast looked upon the earth, he Prometheus gave a face raised on high to man, and commanded him to see the sky and raise his high eyes to the stars.

--Ovid

sunset highway

If Jupiter should hurl a bolt whenever men sin,
His armory would quickly be empty.

--Ovid

brown and red paint brushes

Women can always be caught; that's the first rule of the game.

--Ovid

pink flowers with white background

There will grow from straws a mighty heap.

--Ovid

fine trees waving

Remove but the temptations of leisure, and the bow of Cupid will lose its effect.

--Ovid

None

I grabbed a pile of dust, and holding it up, foolishly asked for as many birthdays as the grains of dust, I forgot to ask that they be years of youth.

--Ovid


silhouette of trees during nighttime

In time the unmanageable young oxen come to the plough; in time the horses are taught to endure the restraining bit.

--Ovid

brown leaf tree facing the lake

We covet what is guarded; the very care invokes the thief. Few love what they may have.

--Ovid

galaxy wallpaper

Opportunity is ever worth expecting; let our hood be ever hanging ready. The fish will be in the pool where you least imagine it to be.

--Ovid

girl leaning on wall during daytime

Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears.

--Ovid

sun

A good disposition is a virtue in itself, and it is lasting; the burden of the years cannot depress it, and love that is founded on it endures to the end.

--Ovid

brown and white dog in close-up photography

What follows I flee; what flees I ever pursue.

--Ovid

photo of about to bloom lotus flower

First appearance deceives many.

--Ovid

sunset

Habits change into character.

--Ovid

grayscale photography of mountain surrounded by trees

Who would have known of Hector, if Troy had been happy? The road to valor is built by adversity.

--Ovid

yellow sunflower in bloom plantation

Envy assails the noblest: the winds howl around the highest peaks.

--Ovid

cat with flower

Grief is put to flight and assuaged by generous draughts.

--Ovid

green leafed tree on snowfield under white cloudy sky at daytime

A field becomes exhausted by constant tillage.

--Ovid

woman riding on skateboard during daytime

All right, boy, skewer me. I've dropped my defenses,
I'm an easy victim. Why, by now
Your arrows practically know their own way to the target
And feel less at home in their quiver than in me.

--Ovid

woman in white and black stripe long sleeve shirt standing beside brown concrete building during daytime

The poet's labors are a work of joy, and require peace of mind.

--Ovid

raindrops on clear window

Small minds are captivated by trifles.

--Ovid

starry milky way

That you may be beloved, be amiable.

--Ovid

red blue yellow and red paint

The least strength suffices to break what is bruised.

--Ovid

green and white abstract painting

Alas! how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks.

--Ovid

low-angle photo of white daisy

All human things hang on a slender thread, the strongest fall with a sudden crash.

--Ovid

pink flowers in tilt shift lens

If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love.

--Ovid

yellow painted wall

Art is most effective when concealed.

--Ovid

two gold-colored skeleton keys

The brave find a home in every land.

--Ovid

white pendant lamp

May the world near and far dread the sons of Aeneas, and if there be land that feared not Rome, may it love Rome instead.

--Ovid

photography of starry sky

Envy depreciates the genius of the great Homer.

--Ovid

man in white and black button up shirt holding lighted candle

It is less to suffer punishment than to deserve it.

--Ovid

yellow flower field near mountain during daytime

This letter gives me a tongue; and were I not allowed to write, I should be dumb.

--Ovid

tree frog

Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength.

--Ovid

sunset

Love is a kind of military service.

--Ovid

men's white dress shirt

Occupy yourself, and you will be out of harm's way.

--Ovid

person wearing black leather shoe

Those gifts are ever more precious which the giver has made precious.

--Ovid

group of camels walking on desert lake at daytime

The god we now behold with opened eyes, A herd of spotted panthers round him lies In glaring forms; the grapy clusters spread On his fair brows, and dangle on his head.

--Ovid

person holding yellow petaled flower

In our play we reveal what kind of people we are.

--Ovid

body of water under clear blue sky painting

Our neighbour's crop is always more fruitful and his cattle produce more milk than our own.

--Ovid

empty concrete road covered surrounded by tall tress with sun rays

Fas est ab hoste doceri.
One should learn even from one's enemies.

--Ovid

leafless tree on snow covered ground

Envy feeds on the living, after death it rests, then the honor of a man protects him.

--Ovid


selective focus photography of pink petaled flower

Envy aims very high.

--Ovid

stars in the sky during night time

Have consideration for wounded feelings.

--Ovid

fawn pug eating food

Nothing is stronger than habit.

--Ovid

street lamp

We have ploughed the vast ocean in a fragile bark.

--Ovid

silhouette of off-road car

Whether you call my heart affectionate, or you call it womanish: I confess, that to my misfortune, it is soft.

--Ovid

green trees under white sky during daytime

Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it.

--Ovid

pink and white abstract painting

Tis on the living Envy feeds. She silent grows
When, after death, man's honor is his guard.
So I, when on the pyre consumed I lie,
Shall live, for all that's noblest will survive.

--Ovid

snow-covered mountain near lake under blue sky

Love fed fat soon turns to boredom.

--Ovid

green and white painted wall

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

--Ovid

Longer Version:

Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all."
"Be patient and tough; one day this pain will be useful to you.


water color palette on white surface

A soldier when aged is not appreciated; the love of an old man sickens.

--Ovid

flat lay photography of several hanging ornaments

Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts.

--Ovid

pink and white tulips on white surface

There is some joy in weeping. For our tears
Fill up the cup, then wash our pain away.

--Ovid

brown and white short coated dog lying on white surface

Art lies by its own artifice.

--Ovid

blue and black abstract painting

He whom all hate all wish to see destroyed.

--Ovid

macro shot photography of two votive candles

A boar is often held by a not-so-large dog.

--Ovid

gray slabs

Love is full of anxious fears.

--Ovid

blue and white striped textile

Time is a stream which glides smoothly on and is past before we know.

--Ovid

white satellite dish under starry night

Jupiter from on high smiles at the perjuries of lovers.

--Ovid

green leafed tree with sunlight at daytime

A short absence is the safest.

--Ovid

brown and white humming bird

Devouring Time and envious Age, all things yield to you; and with lingering death you destroy, step by step, with venomed tooth whatever you attack.

--Ovid

car passing by in between trees

The bold adventurer succeeds the best.

--Ovid

clear wine glass with red wine

Why should I go into details, we have nothing that is not perishable except what our hearts and our intellects endows us with.

--Ovid

bird in the sky

Women's words are as light as the doomed leaves whirling in autumn, Easily swept by the wind, easily drowned by the wave.

--Ovid

purple flowers under sunny sky

As many as the shells that are on the shore, so many are
the pains of love; the darts that wound are steeped in
much poison.

--Ovid

sunset over hill

Love conquers all things; let us own her dominion.

--Ovid

silhouette of person on top of mountain pointing flashlight on sky filled with stars at night time

Take away leisure and Cupid's bow is broken.

--Ovid

Arizona landscape snow

Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.

--Ovid

red textile in close up photography

Here Jove with Hermes came; but in disguise
Of mortal men conceal'd their deities;
One laid aside his thunder, one his rod.

--Ovid

A stack of thick folders on a white surface

This also, that I live, I consider a gift of God.

--Ovid

dome tent with galaxy with stars

Although the power is lacking, the will is commendable.

--Ovid

brown mountain at nighttime

To feel our ills is one thing, but to cure them is another.

--Ovid

rain dropping from roof

Venus favors the bold.

--Ovid

painting of man walking down a road holding umbrella

Chaste is she whom no one has asked.

--Ovid

pair of white lace-up shoes

The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.

--Ovid

people walking on hallway

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

--Ovid

pink and white flower in close up photography

Struggling over my fickle heart, love draws it now this
way, and now hate that -- but love, I think, is winning. I
will hate, if I have strength; if not, I shall love unwilling.

--Ovid

silhouette of off-road car

To wish is of little account; to succeed you must earnestly desire; and this desire must shorten thy sleep.

--Ovid

man in black pants sitting on chair

We hate the hawk because he ever lives in battle.

--Ovid

woman standing on sunflower field

Though the strength is lacking, yet the willingness is commendable.

--Ovid

flowers beside yellow wall

Some wounds grow worse beneath the surgeon's hand;
Better that they were not touched at all.

--Ovid

grayscale photography of pug

The pleasure that is granted to me from a sense of duty ceases to be a pleasure at all.

--Ovid

grayscale photography of raindrops

Friendship is but a name, faith is an empty name. Alas,
it is not safe to praise to a friend the object of your love;
as soon as he believes your praises, he slips into your place.

--Ovid

shallow focus photo of green leaves

Alluring pleasure is said to have softened the savage dispositions.

--Ovid

milky way wallpaper

I could not possibly count the gold-digging ruses of women, Not if I had ten mouths, not if I had ten tongues.

--Ovid

selective focus photo of four green humming birds with red flowers

Let what is irksome become habitual, no more will it trouble you.

--Ovid

cloudy sky

He who holds the hook is aware in what waters many fish are swimming.

--Ovid

person holding flowers

The workmanship was better than the subject matter.

--Ovid

shallow focus photography of red flower

Dripping water hollows out a stone.

--Ovid

man kissing the woman wearing blue polka-dot dress

A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.

--Ovid

green grass field

Indulgent gods, grant me to sin once with impunity. That is sufficient. Let a second offence bear its punishment.

--Ovid

lightning strike at night

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

--Ovid

brown butterfly perched on flower

Pride is innate in beauty, and haughtiness is the companion of the fair.

--Ovid

green trees on forest during daytime

An evil life is a kind of death.

--Ovid


black dog face

Fortune and love favor the brave.

--Ovid

pink and white tulips on white surface

The wit of man has devised cruel statutes,
And nature oft permits what is by law forbid.

--Ovid

man and woman kissing under blue sky during daytime

Ovid lies here, the poet, skilled in love's gentle sport;
By his own talents he worked his undoing.
Oh, you who pass by, if ever you have loved,
Think it not a burden to wish him calm repose.

--Ovid

photo of woman climbing mountain

Haste is productive of injury, and so is too much hesitation. He is the wisest man who does everything at the proper time.

--Ovid

None

Consider the misfortunes of others, and you will be the better able to bear your own.

--Ovid

bird's eye view photography of trees and body of water

Whilst you are prosperous you can number many friends; but when the storm comes you are left alone.

--Ovid

painting of man walking down a road holding umbrella

Time is the devourer of everything.

--Ovid

focus photo of a hummingbird on leaf

Remove the temptation of idleness and Cupid's bow is useless.

--Ovid

green leafed tree with sunlight at daytime

Time is generally the best doctor.

--Ovid

green pine trees near mountain under blue sky during daytime

Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you.

--Ovid

silhouette photography of trees and sky

He who sins easily, sins less. The very power
Renders less vigorous the roots of evil.

--Ovid

silver round analog wall clock

Sleep, rest of things, O pleasing Deity,
Peace of the soul, which cares dost crucify,
Weary bodies refresh and mollify.

--Ovid

selective focus photo of four green humming birds with red flowers

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

--Ovid

sunset

That's one of the greatest curses ever inflicted on the human race, memory.

--Ovid


brown and black jazz guitar with dim light

By looking at squinting people you learn to squint.

--Ovid


autumn leaves on body of water

Excessive love in loathing ever ends.

--Ovid

brown and white bird on tree branch

When the heart is sick it cannot bear the slightest annoyance.

--Ovid

man in blue jacket and blue pants carrying black and red backpack standing on snow covered

What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless.

--Ovid


body of water

Venus is kind to creatures as young as we;We know not what we do, and while we're youngWe have the right to live and love like gods.

--Ovid

mountain dew during sunrise

Jealousy aims at the peaks; the winds storm the loftiest summits.

--Ovid

green-leafed trees during daytime

A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.

--Ovid

rock formation under starry skies

According to the state of a man's conscience, so do hope and fear on account of his deeds arise in his mind.

--Ovid


orange petaled flowers

When a rose dies, a thorn is left behind.

--Ovid

black floor lamp at the corner

I have never injured anybody with a mordant poem; my
verse contains charges against nobody. Ingenuous, I have
shunned wit steeped in venom -- not a letter of mine is dipped
in poisonous jest.

--Ovid

mountains covered with fog

I cannot keep track of all the vagaries of fashion, Every day, so it seems, brings in a different style.

--Ovid

man riding horse

What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.

--Ovid

time lapse photography of lightning during storm

The dove, O hawk, that has once been wounded by thy talons, is frightened by the least movement of a wing.

--Ovid

painting of man walking down a road holding umbrella

If you wan't to be loved. Be lovable.

--Ovid

foggy mountain summit

Though we be separated by the whole wide world,
You are ever present in my mind.

--Ovid

Arizona landscape snow

Gutta cavat lapidem." (Dripping water carves a stone.).

--Ovid

crack in wall

Time spent in the cultivation of the fields passes very pleasantly.

--Ovid

red rose illustration

The mind that's conscious of its rectitude,
Laughs at the lies of rumor.

--Ovid

blue sky with stars during night time

Take the advice of light when you're looking at linens or jewels; Looking at faces or forms, take the advice of the day.

--Ovid

street lamp

The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean.

--Ovid

brown and black tiger near body of water

Tears at times have the weight of speech.

--Ovid

green leafed tree on body of water under starry sky

Birth and ancestry, and that which we have not ourselves achieved, we can scarcely call our own.

--Ovid

green leafed seedlings on black plastic pots

That load becomes light which is cheerfully borne.

--Ovid

black and white bird on seashore

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

--Ovid

landscape photo of mountain during nighttime

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

--Ovid

close up photography of moon

You can learn from anyone even your enemy.

--Ovid

body of water under clear blue sky painting

Always have your hook baited, in the pool where least think it, there will be a fish.

--Ovid

black textile in close up photography

As God is propitiated by the blood of a hundred bulls, so also is he by the smallest offering of incense.

--Ovid

white board beside pencil and tape

The heavier crop is ever in others' fields.

--Ovid

black and white bird on seashore

A wound will perhaps become tolerable with length of time; but wounds which are raw shudder at the touch of the hands.

--Ovid

woman singing on stage

Whether they yield or refuse, it delights women to have been asked.

--Ovid

silhouette of three men falling in line while walking during golden hour

A safe pleasure is a tame pleasure.

--Ovid

yellow flower field under clear sky

A broken fortune is like a falling column; the lower it sinks, the greater weight it has to sustain.

--Ovid

pink and white flowers in tilt shift lens

Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs.

--Ovid

landscape photography of mountain

Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.

--Ovid

blue sky and white clouds

Sleep, thou repose of all things; sleep, thou gentlest of the deities; thou peace of the mind, from which care flies; who doest soothe the hearts of men wearied with the toils of the day, and refittest them for labor.

--Ovid

man and woman in cowboy hat

The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.

--Ovid

two women sitting on wooden dock over body of water

Destroy our leisure and you break love's bow.

--Ovid

blue and white abstract painting

He is a foolish swimmer who swims against the stream, when he might take the current sideways.

--Ovid

purple petaled flower with vase selective focus photography

First appearance deceives many.

--Ovid

boat on sea far away from island

It is the poor man who'll ever count his flock.

--Ovid

brown sand beach during daytime

Against the bold, daring is unsafe.

--Ovid

man riding horse

Love's dominion, like a kings, admits of no partition.

--Ovid

sunset highway

It warms the blood, adds luster to the eyes, and wine and love have ever been allies.

--Ovid

elephant play with brown sand

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

--Ovid

white wooden hut during daytime

The man who falls in love chill find plenty of occupation.

--Ovid

photo of pine tree

It is the act of a coward to wish for death.

--Ovid

green ceramic mug on wooden desk

Believe me, the gods spare the afflicted, and do not always oppress those who are unfortunate.

--Ovid

white ceramic mug with coffee on brown wooden table

There is no useful thing which may not be turned to an injurious purpose.

--Ovid

bird at pier

Even pleasure cloys without variety.

--Ovid

fireplace on fire

A pleasing countenance is no light advantage.

--Ovid

sunset

We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us.

--Ovid

man raising arms between greenfield

The judge's duty is to inquire about the time, as well as the facts.

--Ovid

black and white photo of woman looking upward

Keep a mid course between two extremes.

--Ovid

woman in white shirt sitting on brown rock near lake during daytime

You will be melancholy, if you are solitary.

--Ovid

silhouette of mountain

Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish body, as water is corrupted unless it moves.

--Ovid

photo of clear sky full of stars

Although they posses enough, and more than enough still they yearn for more.

--Ovid

Oak Creek Sedona

It is a kingly act to help the fallen.

--Ovid

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