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Born in 43 BC / Died in 17 / Italy / English

Quotes by Ovid

Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength.
The heavier crop is ever in others' fields.
Neglect of appearance becomes men.
Love is a credulous thing.
First appearance deceives many.
Little things please little minds.
In an easy matter. Anybody can be eloquent.
Time is the devourer of all things.
He who would not be idle, let him fall in love.
He who says o'er much I love not is in love.
Blemishes are hid by night and every fault forgiven; darkness makes any woman fair.
It is convenient that there be gods, and, as it is convenient, let us believe there are.
Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them.
Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.
A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man's brow.
A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.
Time, the devourer of all things.
Bear patiently with a rival.
Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish body, as water is corrupted unless it moves.
Jupiter from on high smiles at the perjuries of lovers.
Beauty is a fragile gift.
Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.
Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour.
Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.
Often they benefit who suffer wrong.