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Majesty and love do not consort well together,
by Ovid

Majesty and love do not consort well together,
nor do they dwell in the same place.
- Ovid

Fortune and love befriend the bold.
- Ovid

If you want to be loved, be lovable.
- Ovid

Medicine sometimes snatches away health,
sometimes gives it.
- Ovid

 

Fortune and love favor the brave.
- Ovid

Time is generally the best doctor.
- Ovid

Beauty is a fragile gift.
- Ovid

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Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts.
- Ovid

The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.
- Ovid

Time is the devourer of all things.
- Ovid

An evil life is a kind of death.
- Ovid

Use the occasion, for it passes swiftly.
- Ovid

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

Bear patiently with a rival.
- Ovid

The cause is hidden; the effect is visible to all.
- Ovid

Every lover is a soldier.
- Ovid

If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love.
- Ovid

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

What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness,
but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless.
- Ovid

Cunning leads to knavery.
It is but a step from one to the other,
and that very slippery.
Only lying makes the difference; add that to cunning,
and it is knavery.
- Ovid

All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
- Ovid

The penalty may be removed, the crime is eternal.
- Ovid

I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in
that which is not a difficult achievement.
- 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

First thing every morning before you arise say out loud,
"I believe," three times.
- Ovid

A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.
- Ovid

The heavier crop is ever in others' fields.
- Ovid

It is the poor man who'll ever count his flock.
- Ovid

It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.
- Ovid

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

Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.
- Ovid

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

Most safely shall you tread the middle path.
- Ovid

Like fragile ice anger passes away in time.
- Ovid

The bold adventurer succeeds the best.
- Ovid

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

The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean.
- Ovid

The man who has experienced shipwreck shudders even at a calm sea.
- Ovid

He whom all hate all wish to see destroyed.
- Ovid

What makes men indifferent to their wives is that they
can see them when they please.
- Ovid

Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it.
- Ovid

There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap,
even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled.
- Ovid

Love is a credulous thing.
- Ovid

Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish body,
as water is corrupted unless it moves.
- Ovid

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

Luck affects everything.
Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you
least expect it there will be a fish.
- Ovid

Tears at times have the weight of speech.
- Ovid

What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.
- Ovid

All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.
- Ovid

Let what is irksome become habitual,
no more will it trouble you.
- Ovid

People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude.
- Ovid

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

He who would not be idle, let him fall in love.
- Ovid

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

Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.
- Ovid

The burden which is well borne becomes light.
- Ovid

Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.
- Ovid

He who can believe himself well, will be well.
- Ovid

The prayers of cowards fortune spurns.
- Ovid

First appearance deceives many.
- Ovid

Chance is always powerful.
Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it,
there will be fish.
- Ovid

The good of other times let people state;
I think it lucky I was born so late.
- Ovid

Where belief is painful we are slow to believe.
- Ovid

Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled,
nor the hour which has passed return again.
- Ovid

Ah me!
love can not be cured by herbs.
- Ovid

Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence,
as men are with themselves for a long affliction:
absence does but hold off a friend,
to make one see him the truer.
- Ovid

Art lies by its own artifice.
- Ovid

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

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

It is convenient that there be gods,
and,
as it is convenient, let us believe there are.
- Ovid

Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour.
- Ovid


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