35 Golden Quotes by Roman Poet Ovid

Collection of famous quotes by Roman poet Ovid.

Publius Ovidius Naso, known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, 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.

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Best Quotes by Ovid

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

— Ovid

Fair peace becomes men ferocious anger belongs to beasts.

— Ovid

Like fragile ice anger passes away in time.

— Ovid

Art lies by its own artifice.

— Ovid

Beauty is a fragile gift.

— Ovid

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

— Ovid

Time is generally the best doctor.

— Ovid

The bold adventurer succeeds the best.

— Ovid

Habits change into character.

— Ovid

The high-spirited man may indeed die but he will not stoop to meanness. Fire though it may be quenched will not become cool.

— Ovid

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

— Ovid

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

An evil life is a kind of death.

— Ovid

Death is less bitter punishment than death’s delay.

— Ovid

Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.

— Ovid

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

— Ovid

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

— Ovid

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

— Ovid

Medicine sometimes snatches away health sometimes gives it.

— Ovid

My hopes are not always realized but I always hope.

— Ovid

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

— Ovid

If you want to be loved be lovable.

— Ovid

Fortune and love favor the brave.

— Ovid

All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.

— Ovid

Time is generally the best doctor.

— Ovid

Medicine sometimes snatches away health sometimes gives it.

— Ovid

Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors friendships the poor man everywhere lies low.

— Ovid

First thing every morning before you arise say out loud ‘I believe’ three times.

— Ovid

Those things that nature denied to human sight she revealed to the eyes of the soul.

— Ovid

Bear patiently with a rival.

— Ovid

Fair peace becomes men ferocious anger belongs to beasts.

— Ovid

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

— Ovid

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

— Ovid

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

— Ovid

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

— Ovid

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

— Ovid

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

— Ovid

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