Ovid

Ovid

Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BC – AD 17/18), known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus. He was a contemporary of the older Virgil and Horace, with whom he is often ranked as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature. 

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Alas! how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks.

Venus favors the bold.

The burden which is well borne becomes light.

A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.

Most safely shall you tread the middle path.

Whether they give or refuse it delights women just the same to have been asked.

Give way to your opponent, thus will you gain the crown of victory.

The spirited horse which will try to win the race of its own accord will run even faster if encouraged.

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

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

The cause is hidden, the effect is visible to all.

Daring is not safe against daring men.

Ah me! Love can not be cured by herbs.

All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.

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

My hopes are not always realized but I always hope.

The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean.

What is it that love does to a woman? Without she only sleeps, with it alone she lives.

It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.

Against the bold daring is unsafe.

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