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76 Famous Quotes by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Have patience and endure; this unhappiness will one day be beneficial. [Lat., Perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim.]

Suffering Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Amorum (III, 11, 7)

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The good of other times let people state; I think it lucky I was born so late. [Lat., Prisca juvent alios; ego me nunc denique natum Gratulor.]

Past Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Ars Amatoria (III, 121), (translation by Sydney Smith)

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Have patience and endure; this unhappiness will one day be beneficial. [Lat., Perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim.]

Patience Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Amorum (III, 11, 7)

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Our native land charms us with inexpressible sweetness, and never never allows us to forget that we belong to it. [Lat., Nescio qua natale solum dulcedine captos Ducit, et immemores non sinit esse sui.]

Patriotism Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Epistoloe Ex Ponto (I, 3, 35)

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The whole earth is the brave man's country. [Lat., Omne solum forti patria est.]

Patriotism Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Fasti (I, 501)

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Treat a thousand dispositions in a thousand ways. [Lat., Mille animos excipe mille modis.]

Variety Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Ars Amatoria (bk. I, 756)

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Alas! How difficult it is to prevent the countenance from betraying guilt! [Heu! quam difficile est crimen non prodere vultu.]

Guilt Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Metamorphoses (II, 447)

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You do not know it but you are the talk of all the town. [Lat., Fabula (nec sentis) tota jactaris in urba.]

Gossip Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Art of Love (III, 1, 21)

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The mind conscious of innocence despises false reports: but we are a set always ready to believe a scandal. [Lat., Conscia mens recti famae mendacia risit: Sed nos in vitium credula turba sumus.]

Scandal Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Fasti (IV, 311)

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Believe me, the gods spare the afflicted, and do not always oppress those who are unfortunate. [Lat., Crede mihi, miseris coelestia numina parcunt; Nec semper laesos, et sine fine, premunt.]

Affliction Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Epistoloe Ex Ponto (III, 6, 21)

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As the hawk is wont to pursue the trembling doves. [Lat., Ut solet accipiter trepidas agitare columbas.]

Doves Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Metamorphoses (V, 606)

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There is no small pleasure in sweet water. [Lat., Est in aqua dulci non invidiosa voluptas.]

Water Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Epistoloe Ex Ponto (II, 7, 73)

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Some report elsewhere whatever is told them; the measure of fiction always increases, and each fresh narrator adds something to what he has heard. [Lat., Hi narrata ferunt alio; mensuraque ficti Crescit et auditus aliquid novus adjicit auctor.]

Rumor Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Metamorphoses (XII, 57)

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Thanks are justly due for things got without purchase. [Lat., Gratia pro rebus merito debetur inemtis.]

Gratitude Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Amorum (I, 10, 43)

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What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless. [Lat., Leniter ex merito quidquid patiare ferendum est, Quae venit indigne poena dolenda venit.]

Suffering Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Heriodes (V, 7)

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The least strength suffices to break what is bruised. [Lat., Minimae vires frangere quassa valent.]

Strength Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Tristia (bk. III, 11, 22)

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According to the state of a man's conscience, so do hope and fear on account of his deeds arise in his mind. [Lat., Conscia mens ut cuique sua est, ita concipit intra Pectora pro facto spemque metumque suo.]

Conscience Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Fasti (I, 485)

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The need has gone; the memorial thereof remains. [Lat., Factum abiit; monumenta manent.]

Monuments Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Fasti (bk. IV, 709)

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The love of glory gives an immense stimulus. [Lat., Immensum gloria calcar habet.]

Glory Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Epistoloe Ex Ponto (IV, 2, 36)

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What follows I flee; what flees I ever pursue. [Lat., Quod sequitur, fugio; quod fugit, usque sequor.]

Progress Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Amorum (II, 19, 36)

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The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting. [Lat., Poena potest demi, culpa perennis erit.]

Crime Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Epistoloe Ex Ponto (I, 1, 64)

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Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination. [Lat., Factis ignoscite nostris Si scelus ingenio scitis abesse meo.]

Crime Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Fasti (bk. III, 309)

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Where crime is taught from early years, it becomes a part of nature. [Lat., Ars fit ubi a teneris crimen condiscitur annis.]

Crime Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Heroides (IV, 25)

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The judge's duty is to inquire about the time, as well as the facts. [Lat., Judicis officium est ut res ita tempora rerum Quaerere.]

Judges Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Tristium (I, 1, 37)

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A field becomes exhausted by constant tillage. [Lat., Continua messe senescit ager.]

Agriculture Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Are Amatoria (III, 82)

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