Quotes by Ovid

To give requires good sense.
– Ovid (BC 43-AD 18) Roman poet.

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

For no god may undo what another god has done.
– Ovid

You will go most safely by the middle way.
– Ovid

The cause is hidden. The effect is visible to all.
– Ovid

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

God himself helps those who dare.
– Ovid

All things change; nothing perishes.
– Ovid

My purpose is to tell of bodies that have been changed into shapes of different kinds.
– Ovid

It’s a kindness that the mind can go where it wishes.
– Ovid

Nothing is stronger than habit.
– Ovid

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

In our play we reveal what kind of people we are.
– Ovid

Every lover is a soldier.
– Ovid

 

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

Love will enter cloaked in friendship’s name.
– Ovid

 

I am the poet of the poor, because I was poor when I loved; since I could not give gifts, I gave words.
– Ovid

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

It’s right to learn, even from the enemy.
– Ovid

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