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A list of the best Ovid quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Ovid quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Ovid quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Ovid should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Ovid quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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In our leisure we reveal what kind of people we are. Ovid

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Fortune and love favor the brave. Ovid

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All things change, nothing is extinguished. There is nothing in the whole world which is permanent. Everything flows onward; all things are brought into being with a changing nature; the ages themselves glide by in constant movement. Ovid

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The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses. Ovid

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

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Habits change into character. Ovid

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Time is the devourer of all things. Ovid

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Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit. Ovid

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Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love. Ovid

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Let your hook always be cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be a fish. Ovid

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15 3
Make the workmanship surpass the materials. Ovid

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16 4
My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope. Ovid

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Daring is not safe against daring men. Ovid

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People are slow to believe that, which if believed would work them harm. Ovid

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Skill makes love unending. Ovid

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It is a kingly act to assist the fallen. Ovid

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Although they posses enough, and more than enough still they yearn for more. Ovid

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

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Nothing is swifter than our years. Ovid

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How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man. Ovid

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When disposition wins us, the features please. Ovid

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What is without periods of rest will not endure. Ovid

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7 1
'Tis best to be silent in a bad cause. Ovid

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Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward. Ovid

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Well has he lived who has lived well in obscurity. Ovid

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

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An evil life is a kind of death. Ovid

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

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Time is generally the best doctor. Ovid

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Love is full of anxious fears. Ovid

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6 1
Neglect of appearance becomes men. Ovid

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

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michaelj72 added At times it is folly to hasten, at other times to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time.

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michaelj72 added Do not believe hastily.

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michaelj72 added Ah me! Love can not be cured by herbs.

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There is something in omens. Ovid

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michaelj72 added In the make-up of human beings, intelligence counts for more than our hands, and that is our true strength.

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michaelj72 added Believe me, the gods spare the afflicted, and do not always oppress those who are unfortunate.

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Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by. Ovid

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michaelj72 added Happy is he who dares courageously to defend what he loves.

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michaelj72 added Give me the waters of Lethe that numb the heart, if they exist, I will still not have the power to forget you.

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michaelj72 added Anything cracked will shatter at a touch.

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Bear patiently with a rival. Ovid

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That you may please others you must be forgetful of yourself. Ovid

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Like fragile ice anger passes away in time. Ovid

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We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings. Ovid

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4 0
Keep a mid course between two extremes. Ovid

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7 4
If you wish to marry suitably, marry your equal. Ovid

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6 3
The will is commendable though the ability may be wanting. Ovid

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