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76 Famous Quotes by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

If it were in my power, I would be wiser; but a newly felt power carries me off in spite of myself; love leads me one way, my understanding another. [Lat., Si possem sanior essem. Sed trahit invitam nova vis; aliudque Cupido, Mens aliud.]

Influence Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Metamorphoses (VII, 18)

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Then the Omnipotent Father with his thunder made Olympus tremble, and from Ossa hurled Pelion.

Mountains Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Metamorphoses (I)

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Fortune and love favour the brave. [Lat., Audentum Forsque Venusque juvant.]

Bravery Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Ars Amatoria (bk. I, 608)

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The brave find a home in every land. [Lat., Omne solum forti patria est.]

Bravery Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Fasti (I, 493)

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God himself favors the brave. [Lat., Audentes deus ipse juvat.]

Bravery Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Metamorphoses (X, 586)

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To wish for death is a coward's part. [Lat., Timidi est optare necem.]

Cowards Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Metamorphoses (IV, 115)

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Anger assists hands however weak. [Lat., Quamlibet infirmas adjuvat ira manus.]

Anger Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Amorum (I, 7, 66)

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Like fragile ice anger passes away in time. [Lat., Ut fragilis glacies interit ira mora.]

Anger Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Ara Amatoria (I, 374)

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The ungovernable passion for wealth. [Lat., Opum furiata cupido.]

Wealth Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Fasti (I, 211)

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Riches, the incentives to evil, are dug out of the earth. [Lat., Effodiuntur opes irritamenta malorum.]

Wealth Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Metamorphoses (I, 140)

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Embarrassment of riches. [Fr., Embarras des richesse.]

Wealth Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Metamorphoses (I, 140)

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We covet what is guarded; the very care invokes the thief. Few love what they may have. [Lat., Quicquid servatur, cupimus magis: ipsaque furem Cura vocat. Pauci, quod sinit alter, amant.]

Covetousness Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Amorum (III, 4, 25)

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Truly now is the golden age; the highest honour comes by means of gold; by gold love is procured. [Lat., Aurea nunc vere sunt saecula; plurimus auto Venit honos; auro concilatur amor.]

Gold Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Ars Amatoria (bk. II, 277)

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We are always striving for things forbidden, and coveting those denied us. [Lat., Nitimur in vetitum semper, cupimusque negata.]

Desire Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Amorum (III, 4, 17)

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He who has lived obscurely and quietly has lived well. [Lat., Bene qui latuit, bene vixit.]

Obscurity Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Tristium (III, 4, 25)

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Birth and ancestry, and that which we have not ourselves achieved, we can scarcely call our own. [Lat., Nam genus et proavos et quae non fecimus ipsi Vix ea nostra voco.]

Ancestry Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Metamorphoses (XIII, 140)

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Knowest thou not that kings have long hands? [Lat., An nescis longos regibus esse manus?]

Royalty Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Heroides (XVII, 166)

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It is something to hold the scepter with a firm hand. [Lat., Est aliquid valida sceptra tenere manu.]

Royalty Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Remedia Amoris (480)

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Though the power be wanting, yet the wish is praiseworthy. [Lat., Ut desint vires tamen est laudanda voluntas.]

Power Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Epistoloe Ex Ponto (III, 4, 79)

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Those graceful groves that shade the plain, Where Tiber rolls majestic to the main, And flattens, as he runs, the fair campagne.

Tiber river Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Metamorphoses (bk. XIV, Aeneas Arrives in Italy, l. 8), (Sir Samuel Garth's translation)

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Nothing is stronger than habit. [Lat., Nil consuetudine majus.]

Habit Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Ars Amatoria (II, 345)

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Pursuits become habits. [Lat., Abeunt studia in mores.]

Habit Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Heroides (XV, 83)

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

Habit Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Metamorphoses (bk. XV, l. 155), (Dryden's translation)

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Habit had made the custom. [Lat., Morem fecerat usus.]

Habit Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Metamorphoses (II, 345)

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We do not bear sweets; we are recruited by a bitter potion. [Lat., Dulcia non ferimus; succo renovamus amaro.]

Medicine Quotes, by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) , Source: Ara Amatoria (III, 583)

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