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Ovid Quotes

A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.

A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.

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.

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

Against the bold, daring is unsafe.

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

All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.

All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil.

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

An evil life is a kind of death.

Art lies by its own artifice.

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

Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.

Bear patiently with a rival.

Beauty is a fragile gift.

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

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

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

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.

Daring is not safe against daring men.