Ovid Quotes

Most popular Ovid Quotes

Use thou thy power.
— Ovid
Kings have long arms.
— Ovid
Venus favors the bold.
— Ovid

risk-taking

Do not believe hastily.
— Ovid
Luck affects everything.
— Ovid
To be loved, be lovable.
— Ovid
Virtue is its own reward.
— Ovid

proverbs virtue

Love is a kind of warfare.
— Ovid
Courage conquers all things.
— Ovid
There is something in omens.
— Ovid
Habits change into character.
— Ovid
The outcome justifies the deeds.
— Ovid
Nothing is stronger than custom.
— Ovid
Time, the devourer of all things.
— Ovid

time

Little things please little minds.
— Ovid
Time is the devourer of all things.

time

By yielding, you may obtain victory.
— Ovid
Pleasant words are the food of love.
— Ovid
Love that is fed by jealousy dies hard.

jealousy

Believe! No storm harms a man who believes.
— Ovid
Make the workmanship surpass the materials.
— Ovid

business

Burdens become light when cheerfully borne.
— Ovid
Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name.

friendship love

If you would marry suitably, marry your equal.
— Ovid
If you are to be loved, be worthy to be loved.
— Ovid
Where belief is painful, we are slow to believe.
— Ovid
In our play we reveal what kind of people we are.

play

Even the gods are moved by the voice of entreaty.

asking

Let one who does not wish to be idle, fall in love.
— Ovid
Few people want the pleasures they are free to take.
— Ovid
Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour.
— Ovid
When the roses are gone, nothing is left but the thorn.

old age

Rage strengthens the hands, however feeble they may be.

rage

Every man is a millionaire where promises are concerned.
— Ovid
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.
— Ovid
Gold will buy the highest honors; and gold will purchase love.

gold

Envy, the meanest of vices, creeps on the ground like a serpent.

envy

Love is born of idleness and, once born, by idleness is fostered.
— Ovid
Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them.
— Ovid
If you the sea held, I would follow you, my wife, until me also the sea held.
— Ovid
Although they possess enough, and more than enough, still they yearn for more.
— Ovid
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
— Ovid

competition

Ill habits gather by unseen degrees—
As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.

habit

While prosperous, you may number many friends; but when the storm comes you are left alone.
— Ovid
It is not wealth, nor ancestry, but honorable conduct and a noble disposition that make men great.
— Ovid
Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish.
— Ovid

fishing

Beauty's a fragile boon, and the years are quick to destroy it,
Always diminished with time, never enduring too long.

beauty

Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
— Ovid
Take the advice of light when you're looking at linens or jewels; Looking at faces or forms, take the advice of the day.