Quotes by Ovid

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Nothing is stronger than habit. more...

In our play we reveal what kind of people we are. more...

This also, that I live, I consider a gift of God. more...

Let love steal in disguised as friendship. more...

Let the man who does not wish to be idle, fall in love. more...

Thus I am not able to exist either with you or without you; and I seem not to know my own wishes. more...

Love is a thing full of anxious fears. more...

It is not safe to despise what Love commands. He reigns supreme, and rules the mighty gods. more...

Majesty and love do not well agree, nor do they live together. more...

If you give up your quiet life, the bow of Cupid will lose its power. more...

Love is no assignment for cowards. more...

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

Perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim. Have patience and endure; this unhappiness will one day be beneficial. more...

Thanks are justly due for boons unbought more...

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. more...

Gifts, believe me, captivate both men and Gods, Jupiter himself was won over and appeased by gifts. more...

Only the mind cannot be sent into exile. more...

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

Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name. more...

The love of glory gives an immense stimulus. more...

"Gutta cavat lapidem." (Dripping water carves a stone.) more...

In sweet water there is a pleasure ungrudged by anyone. more...

You start in April and cross to the time of May One has you as it leaves, one as it comes Since the edges of these months are yours and defer To you, either of them suits your praises. The Circus continues and the theatre's lauded palm, Let this song, too, join the Circus spectacle. more...

What is harder than rock, or softer than water? Yet soft water hollows out hard rock. Persevere. more...

Wine prepares the heart for love, unless you take too much. more...

Tis best to be silent in a bad cause. more...

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop more...

Had I not sinned what would there be for you to pardon. My fate has given you the opportunity for mercy. more...

Although the power is lacking, the will is commendable. more...

The workmanship was better than the subject matter. more...

Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships, the poor man everywhere lies low. more...

Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion. more...

Often the prickly thorn produces tender roses. more...

Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed be the facts. Finley Peter Dunne There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled. more...

When disposition wins us, the features please. more...

Sleep, rest of things, O pleasing Deity, Peace of the soul, which cares dost crucify, Weary bodies refresh and mollify. more...

Judgement of beauty can err, what with the wine and the dark. more...

A good disposition is a virtue in itself, and it is lasting; the burden of the years cannot depress it, and love that is founded on it endures to the end. more...

Few people want the pleasures they are free to take. more...

I hate a woman who offers herself because she ought to do so, and cold and dry thinks of her sewing when making love. more...

When the roses are gone, nothing is left but the thorn. more...

That's one of the greatest curses ever inflicted on the human race, memory. more...

What one beholds of a woman is the least part of her. more...

Dear to the heart of a girl is her own beauty and charm. more...

It's useful that there should be Gods, so let's believe there are. more...

He, who is not prepared today, will be less so tomorrow. more...

Love is a driver, bitter and fierce if you fight and resist him, Easy-going enough once you acknowledge his power. more...

To give requires good sense. more...

Skill makes love unending. more...

Opportunity is ever worth expecting; let your hood be ever hanging ready. The fish will be in the pool where you least imagine it to be. more...

Remove the temptation of idleness and Cupid's bow is useless. more...

Happy the man who can count his sufferings. more...

Few love what they may have. more...

Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast. more...

It is some relief to weep; grief is satisfied and carried off by tears. more...

If you would marry suitably, marry your equal. more...

Anyone can be rich in promises. more...

Truly it is allowed us to weep: by weeping we disperse our wrath; and tears go through the heart, even like a stream. [Lat., Flere licet certe: flendo diffundimus iram: Perque sinum lacrimae, fluminis instar enim.] more...

We must improve our time; time goes with rapid foot. more...

Out of many things a great heap will be formed. [Lat., De multis grandis acervus erit.] more...

Even pleasure cloys without variety. more...

In your judgment virtue requires no reward, and is to be sought for itself, unaccompanied by external benefits. [Lat., Judice te mercede caret, per seque petenda est Externis virtus incomitata bonis.] more...

In war the olive branch of peace is of use. [Lat., Adjuvat in bello pacatae ramus olivae.] more...

The ungovernable passion for wealth. [Lat., Opum furiata cupido.] more...

Though the strength is lacking, yet the willingness is commendable. more...

Ah me! how easy it is (how much all have experienced it) to indulge in brave words in another person's trouble. [Lat., Hei mihi, quam facile est (quamvis hic contigit omnes), Alterius lucta fortia verba loqui!] more...

There is no need of words; believe facts. [Lat., Non opus est verbis, credite rebus.] more...

Winged time glides on insensibly, and deceive us; and there is nothing more fleeting than years. more...

When I was from Cupid's passions free, my Muse was mute and wrote no elegy. more...

Brass shines with constant usage, a beautiful dress needs wearing,Leave a house empty, it rots. more...

It's right to learn, even from the enemy. more...

Venus is kind to creatures as young as we;We know not what we do, and while we're youngWe have the right to live and love like gods. more...

Today is truly the Golden Age: gold buys hornor, gold procures love more...

Chaste is she whom no one has asked. more...

The purpose of law is to prevent the strong always having their way. more...

Either attempt it not, or succeed. more...

Let ancient times delight other folk, I rejoice that I was not born till now. more...

I have never injured anybody with a mordant poem; my verse contains charges against nobody. Ingenuous, I have shunned wit steeped in venom-not a letter of mine is dipped in poisonous jest. more...

Leave war to others; 'tis Protesilaus' part of love. more...

If the subject's easy we may all be wise; What stands unfirm, the smallest force overthrows. more...

I hate, and yet must love the thing I hate. more...

Struggling over my fickle heart, love draws it now this way, and now hate that-but love, I think, is winning. I will hate, if I have strength; if not, I shall love unwilling. more...

Friendship is but a name, faith is an empty name. Alas, it is not safe to praise to a friend the object of your love; as soon as he believes your praises, he slips into your place. more...

Live without envy, spend your peaceful years Unknown to fame, and choose your peers for friends. more...

He who sins easily, sins less. The very power Renders less vigorous the roots of evil. more...

If Jupiter should hurl a bolt whenever men sin, His armory would quickly be empty. more...

Constant Penelope sends to thee, careless Ulysses. Write not again, but come, sweet mate more...

The mind that's conscious of its rectitude, Laughs at the lies of rumor. more...

O fool, what else is sleep but chill death's likeness? more...

Tis on the living Envy feeds. She silent grows When, after death, man's honor is his guard. So I, when on the pyre consumed I lie, Shall live, for all that's noblest will survive. more...

What we call birth Is but a beginning to be something else Than what we were before; and when we cease To be that something, then we call it death. more...

Man's last day must ever be awaited and none to be counted happy until his death, until his last funeral rites are paid. more...

We beg one hour of death, that neither she With widow's tears may live to bury me, Nor weeping I, with wither'd arms, may bear My breathless Baucis to the sepulchre. more...

Put faith in one who's had experience. more...

As many as the shells that are on the shore, so many are the pains of love; the darts that wound are steeped in much poison. more...

Love is too prone to trust. Would I could think My charges false and all too rashly made. more...

If you would conquer Love, he must be fought At his first onslaught; sprinkle but a drop Of water, the new-kindled flame expires. more...

There is no brotherhood between love and dignity, Nor can they share the same abode. more...

Wind feeds the fire, and wind extinguishes: The flames are nourished by a gentle breeze, Yet, if it stronger grows, they sink and die. more...

Destroy our leisure and you break love's bow. more...

Ovid lies here, the poet, skilled in love's gentle sport; By his own talents he worked his undoing. Oh, you who pass by, if ever you have loved, Think it not a burden to wish him calm repose. more...

You put aside the work that's done, and seek some work to do. more...

Time was when genius was more precious than gold, but now to have nothing is monstrous barbarism. more...

Not for any one man's delight has Nature made the sun, the wind, the waters; all are free. more...

The earth yields up her stores, of every ill The instigators; iron, foe to man, And gold, than iron deadlier. more...

Great talents, by the rust of long disuse, Grow lethargic and shrink from what they were. more...

We praise times past, while we times present use; Yet due the worship which to each we give. more...

The applause and the favour of our fellow-men Fan even a spark of genius to a flame. more...

All-devouring time, envious age, Nought can escape you, and by slow degrees, Worn by your teeth, all things will lingering die. more...

There is a god within us, and the heavens Have intercourse with earth; from realms above That spirit comes. more...

My intention is to tell of bodies changed into new forms. more...

Honesty, by evil fortune tried, Finds in adversity the seed of praise. more...

Niobe would have been called most blessed of mothers, had she not seemed so herself. more...

The sea's vast depths lie open to the fish; Wherever the breezes blow the bird may fly; So to the brave man every land's a home. more...

Here Jove with Hermes came; but in disguise Of mortal men conceal'd their deities; One laid aside his thunder, one his rod more...

Heaven rewards the pious; those who cherish the gods Themselves are cherished. more...

Jupiter has no leisure to attend to little things. more...

There is some joy in weeping. For our tears Fill up the cup, then wash our pain away. more...

There are as many characters in men As there are shapes in nature. more...

The wit of man has devised cruel statutes, And nature oft permits what is by law forbid. more...

We take no pleasure in permitted joys, But what's forbidden is more keenly sought. more...

There is no pleasure pure and simple, and some care always comes to mar our joys. more...

I am an exile; but it is the fault that pains; The punishment is nought; that it is deserved Is all the pain. more...

Suppressed pain chokes us; in our breasts It surges, adding ever to its strength. more...

It is ill to marry in the month of May. more...

She who resists as though she would not win, By her own treason falls an easy prey. more...

Rare is the virtue that's not ruled by Fortune, That stands unshaken even when Fortune flees. more...

Everyone is desirous of his own pursuits, and loves To spend his time in his accustomed art. more...

With patience bear what pains you have deserved, Grieve, if you will, over what's unmerited. more...

When worse may yet befall, there's room for prayer, But when our fortune's at its lowest ebb, We trample fear beneath our feet, and live Without a fear of evil yet to come. more...

With wavering steps does fickle fortune stray, Nowhere she finds a firm and fixed abode; But now all smiles, and now again all frowns, She's constant only in inconstancy. more...

Beneath the sun's rays our shadow is our comrade; When clouds obscure the sun our shadow flees. So Fortune's smiles the fickle crowd pursues, But swift is gone whenever she veils her face. more...

Though strength be wanting, the will to action Merits praise. more...

Let others seek safety. Nothing is safer than misfortune, Where there's no fear of greater ill to come. more...

He lives well who lives retired, and keeps His wants within the limits of his means. more...

Some wounds grow worse beneath the surgeon's hand; Better that they were not touched at all. more...

First try all other means, but if the wound Heal not, then use the knife, lest to the clean From the diseased the canker spread. more...

Envy, slothful vice, Never makes its way in lofty characters, But, like the skulking viper, creeps and crawls Close to the ground. more...

When a house is tottering to its fall, The strain lies heaviest on the weakest part, One tiny crack throughout the structure spreads, And its own weight soon brings it toppling down. more...

See that you promise: what harm is there in promise? In promises anyone can be rich. more...

Tis base to plead the unhappy prisoner's cause, With eloquence that's bought. more...

Grant me profits only, grant me the joy of profit made, and see to it that I enjoy cheating the buyer! more...

Nothing aids which may not also injure us. Fire serves us well, but he who plots to burn His neighbor's roof arms his hands with fire. more...

The art of medicine in the season lies: Wine given in season oft will benefit, Which out of season injures. more...

By constant dripping, water hollows stone, A signet-ring from use alone grows thin, And the curved plowshare by soft earth is worn. more...

Spare the soul that feels a deadly wound. more...

Face troubles from their birth, for 'tis too late to cure When long delay has given the evil strength. Haste then; postpone not to the coming hour: tomorrow He'll be less ready who's not ready now. more...

Who gives to Aristaeus honey; Or wine to Bacchus, or Triptolemus Earth's fruits, or apples to Alcinous? more...

Seeking is all very well, but holding requires greater talent: Seeking involves some luck; now the demand is for skill. more...

In an easy cause anyone can be eloquent; the slightest strength is enough to break what is already shattered. more...

Keep thy hook always baited, for a fish lurks even in the most unlikely swim. more...

There is no excellence uncoupled with difficulties. more...

There is no small pleasure in pure water. more...

If you are not ready today, you will be even less so tomorrow. more...

We can learn even from our enemies. more...

Take away leisure and Cupid's bow is broken more...

One does not yearn for that which is easily acquired. more...

If you want to be loved, be loveable. more...

Difficulty is what wakes up the genius. more...

When a rose dies, a thorn is left behind. more...

We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us. more...

Envy assails the noblest: the winds howl around the highest peaks. more...

As long as you are lucky, you will have many friends; if cloudy times appear, you will be alone. -Donec eris felix, multos numerabis amicos; tempora si fuerint nubila, solus eris more...

Whether they yield or refuse, it delights women to have been asked. more...

There is a deity within us who breathes that divine fire by which we are animated. more...

Love, and a cough, are not concealed. more...

You who seek an end of love, love yields to business: be busy, and you will be safe. more...

Forbear to lay the guilt of a few on the many. more...

If you have a voice, sing; but if you have good arms, then go in for dancing. more...

Our native soil draws all of us, by I know not what sweetness, and never allows us to forget. more...

Man looks aloft, and with erected eyes Beholds his hereditary skies. more...

A boar is often held by a not-so-large dog. more...

Tempus fugit (time flies). more...

The end doesn't justify the means. more...

Do not lay on the multitude the blame that is due to a few. more...

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting. more...

All human things hang on a slender thread, the strongest fall with a sudden crash. more...

If he did not succeed, he at least failed in a glorious undertaking. more...

All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil. more...

Sleep, nature's rest, divine tranquility, That brings peace to the mind.... more...

Some people think that because they do the opposite of what they are asked to do, they have initiative more...

Everything changes, nothing is lost. more...

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

Fair peace is becoming to men; fierce anger belongs to beasts. more...

Happy is he who dares courageously to defend what he loves. more...

Change is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be a fish. more...

Tempus edax rerum. Time the devourer of everything. more...

Tempore difficiles veniunt ad aratra juvenci; Tempore lenta pati frena docentur equi. In time the unmanageable young oxen come to the plough; in time the horses are taught to endure the restraining bit. more...

Tempus edax rerum. Time that devours all things. more...

Temporis ars medicina fere est. Time is generally the best medicine. more...

Time glides away and as we get older through the noiseless years; the days flee and are restrained by no reign. more...

Nothing is swifter than our years. more...

A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward. more...

All things change, nothing perishes. more...

Leve fit quod bene fertur onus. The burden which is well borne becomes light. more...

Stop short of your appetite; eat less than you are able. more...

If you count the sunny and the cloudy days of the whole year, you will find that the sunshine predominates. more...

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

Everything changes, nothing perishes. more...

It is a kingly act to assist the fallen. more...

This also - that I live, I consider a gift of God. more...

If you wish to marry suitably, marry your equal. more...

The drop hollows the stone not by force but by often falling. more...

Always have your hook baited, in the pool you least think, there will be a fish. more...

Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless. more...

Check the beginning of evil; the remedy is too late when the disease by delay has increased in strength. more...

I am a barbarian here, because I am not understood by anyone. more...

By arts, sails, and oars, ships are rapidly moved; arts move the light chariot, and establish love. more...

When they can't win in fair fight, they resort to all sorts of sly tricks. more...

And now have I finished a work which neither the wrath of Jove, nor fire, nor steel, nor all-consuming time can destroy. Welcome the day which can destroy only my physical man in ending my uncertain life. In my better part I shall be raised to immortality above the lofty stars, and my name shall never die. more...

You began better than you have finished; the last act is not equal to the first. more...

Let the crowd delight in things of no value; to me let the golden-haired Apollo minister full cups from the Castalian spring (the fountain of Parnassus). more...

I see the right, and I approve it too; condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue. more...

Time steals on and escapes us, like the swift river that glides on with rapid stream. more...

Ants do no bend their ways to empty barns, so no friend will visit the place of departed wealth. more...

We always strive for that which is forbidden, and desire that which is denied us. more...

What a lady says to an eager lover he may write in the wind, or in running water. more...

How different from the present man was the youth of earlier days! more...

The raven once in snowy plumes was drest, White as the whitest dove's unsullied breast, Fair as the guardian of the Capitol, Soft as the swan; a large and lovely fowl His tongue, his prating tongue had changed him quite To sooty blackness from the purest white. more...

The hunter follows things which flee from him; he leaves them when they are taken; and ever seeks for that which is beyond what he has found. more...

For this reason, if you believe in proverbs, let me tell you the common one: It is unlucky to marry in May. more...

The mother endures with greater courage the loss of one out many children, than she who, in her tears, exclaims, Thou wast my only one! more...

Money nowadays is money; money brings office; money gains friends; everywhere the poor man is down. more...

We are slow to believe what if believed would hurt our feelings. more...

Some report elsewhere whatever is told them; the measure of fiction always increases, and each fresh narrator adds something to what he has heard. more...

Slight is the merit of keeping silence on a matter, on the other hand serious is the guilt of talking on things whereon we should be silent. more...

Fool, what is sleep but the likeness of icy death? The fates shall give us a long period of rest. more...

What we can have as a matter of course, is not valued; what is denied we eagerly covet. more...

The fish which has once felt the hook, suspects the crooked metal in every food which offers. more...

If thou wishest to put an end to love, attend to business (love yields to employment); then thou wilt be safe. more...

As God is propitiated by the blood of a hundred bulls, so also is he by the smallest offering of incense. more...

Suppose the chariot of the sun were given you, what would you do? more...

Even a ring of iron is worn away by constant use. more...

Truly it is allowed us to weep: by weeping we disperse our wrath; and tears go through the heart, even like a stream. more...

When time has assuaged the wounds of the mind, he who unseasonably reminds us of them, opens them afresh. more...

There is no law more just, than that he, who plots death, should perish by his own craft. more...

No one possesses unalloyed pleasure; there is some anxiety mingled with the joy. more...

What is harder than stone? What more soft than water? Nevertheless hard though the rock be, it is hollowed by the wave. more...

The wounded limb shrinks from the slightest touch; and a slight shadow alarms the nervous. more...

May you live unenvied, and pass many pleasant years unknown to fame; and also have congenial friends. more...

Thou fool, what is sleep but the image of death? Fate will give an eternal rest. more...

What is lawful is undesirable; what is unlawful is very attractive. more...

Man should ever look to his last day, and no one should be called happy before his funeral. more...

We are all bound thither; we are hastening to the same common goal. Black death calls all things under the sway of its laws. more...

The robber and the cautious traveller alike are girded with the sword; the one uses it as a means of attack, the other as a means of defence. more...

A mind conscious of right laughs at the falsehoods of rumour. more...

Neither shall the wave, which has passed on, ever be recalled; nor can the hour, which has once fled by, return again. more...

We two [Deucalion and Pyrrha, after the deluge] form a multitude. more...

Nothing is so high and above all danger that is not below and in the power of God. more...

Her head was bare; But for her native ornament of hair; Which in a simple knot was tied above, Sweet negligence, unheeded bait of love! more...

Ah me! how easy it is (how much all have experienced it) to indulge in brave words in another person's trouble. more...

Skilled in every trick, a worthy heir of his paternal craft, he would make black look like white, and white look black. more...

Bring a lawsuit against a man who can pay; the poor man's acts are not worth the expence. more...

I attempt a difficult work; but there is no excellence without difficulty. more...

Always keep your hook in the water: where you least expect one, the fish will be found. more...

As the yellow gold is tried in the fire, so is sincerity tested in adversity. more...

We are slow to believe that which, if true, would grieve us. more...

Every one wishes that the man whom he fears would perish. more...

The dove, O hawk, that has once been wounded by thy talons, is frightened by the least movement of a wing. more...

You do not know it but you are the talk of all the town. more...

Our native land charms us with inexpressible sweetness, and never never allows us to forget that we belong to it. more...

In time the unmanageable young oxen come to the plough; in time the horses are taught to endure the restraining bit. more...

Then the Omnipotent Father with his thunder made Olympus tremble, and from Ossa hurled Pelion. more...

We are charmed by neatness of person; let not thy hair be out of order. more...

The god we now behold with opened eyes, A herd of spotted panthers round him lies In glaring forms; the grapy clusters spread On his fair brows, and dangle on his head. more...

What lies concealed is unknown; there can be no desire for what is not known. more...

It is something to hold the scepter with a firm hand. more...

The deed I intend is great, But what, as yet, I know not. more...

The spirited horse, which will of itself strive to beat in the race, will run still more swiftly if encouraged. more...

I would that you were either less beautiful, or less corrupt. Such perfect beauty does not suit such imperfect morals. more...

I see the better course and approve of it; I follow, alas! the worse! more...

The most wretched fortune is safe; for there is no fear of anything worse. more...

The rest of the crowd were friends of my fortune, not of me. more...

I am not ashamed that these reproaches can be cast upon us, and that they can not be repelled. more...

Time glides by and we grow old with the silent years; and the days flee away with no restraining curb. more...

In your judgment virtue requires no reward, and is to be sought for itself, unaccompanied by external benefits. more...

Here lies Tibullus; of all that he was there scarcely remains enough, to fill a small urn. more...

Writings survive the years; it is by writings that you know Agamemnon, and those who fought for or against him. more...

Either you pursue or push, O Sisyphus, the stone destined to keep rolling. more...

With the arm which won the victory he protects the vanquished. more...

Before he is dead and buried no one ought to be called happy. more...

Neither will the wave which has passed be called back; nor can the hour which has gone by return. more...

Ants will not go to an empty granary, and friends will not visit us when our wealth is gone. more...

To be instructed in the arts, softens the manners and makes men gentle. more...

He who would not be indolent, let him fall in love. more...

Thou beginnest better than thou endest. The last is inferior to the first. more...

While strength and years permit, endure labor; soon bent old age will come with silent foot. more...

Riches too increase, and the maddening craving for gold, So that men ever seek for more, that they may have the most. more...

As long as you are fortunate you will have many friends, but if times become cloudy you will be alone. more...

It is expedient there should be gods, and as it is expedient, let us believe them to exist. more...

Alluring pleasure is said to have softened the savage dispositions (of early mankind). more...

Every one who repeats it adds something to the scandal. more...

This letter gives me a tongue; and were I not allowed to write, I should be dumb. more...

Those graceful groves that shade the plain, Where Tiber rolls majestic to the main, And flattens, as he runs, the fair campagne. more...

Those dreams are true which we have in the morning, as the lamp begins to flicker. more...

Those gifts are ever the most acceptable which the giver makes precious. more...

Thus does the white swan, as he lies on the wet grass, when the Fates summon him, sing at the fords of Maeander. more...

Let but the hours of idleness cease, and the bow of Cupid will become broken and his torch extinguished. more...

The swallow is not ensnared by men because of its gentle nature. more...

Our native land attracts us with some mysterious charm, never to be forgotten. more...

Time glides by with constant movement, not unlike a stream. For neither can a stream stay its course, nor can the fleeting hour. more...

The mind is sicker than the sick body; in contemplation of its sufferings it becomes hopeless. more...

Here shame dissuades him, there his fear prevails, And each by turns his aching heart assails. more...

The fish, once wounded by the treacherous hook, Fancies the barb concealed in every food. more...

There is nothing constant in the universe. All ebb and flow, and every shape that's born, bears in its womb the seeds of change. more...

From high Meonia's rocky shores I came, Of poor decsent, Acoetes is my name, My sire was measly born: no oxen ploughed, His fruitful fields, nor in his pastures lowed, His whole estate within the waters lay' With lines and hooks he caught the finny prey; His art was all his livelehood, which he Thus with his dying lips bequeathed to me: In streams, my boy, and rivers take thy chance; There swims', said he, Thy whole inheritance. more...

If the art is concealed, it succeeds. more...

It is expedient that there should be gods, and, since it is expedient, let us believe that gods exist. more...

It is the act of a coward to wish for death. more...

Envy, the meanest of vices, creeps on the ground like a serpent. more...

Misfortunes often sharpen the genius. more...

I am above being injured by fortune, though she steals away much, more will remain with me. The blessing I now enjoy transcend fear. more...

Quarrels are the dowry which married folk bring one another. more...

Keep a mid course between two extremes. more...

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

It is no less a feat to keep what you have, than to increase it. In one there is chance, the other will be a work of art. more...

There will grow from straws a mighty heap. more...

Do not believe hastily. more...

Take the advice of light when you're looking at linens or jewels; Looking at faces or forms, take the advice of the day. more...

A pleasing countenance is no light advantage. more...

When the character's right, looks are a greater delight. more...

There is a divinity within our breast. more...

I cannot keep track of all the vagaries of fashion, Every day, so it seems, brings in a different style. more...

Presents, believe me, seduce both men and gods. more...

If God be my friend, I cannot be wretched. more...

Gold will buy the highest honours; and gold will purchase love. more...

I could not possibly count the gold-digging ruses of women, Not if I had ten mouths, not if I had ten tongues. more...

Love is born of idleness and, once born, by idleness is fostered. more...

It is some alleviation to ills we cannot cure to speak of them. more...

Love's dominion, like a kings, admits of no partition. more...

Love is a naked child: do you think he has pockets for money? more...

Men should not care too much for good looks; neglect is becoming. more...

God gave man an upright countenance to survey the heavens, and to look upward to the stars. more...

Pluck with quick hand the fruit that passes. more...

A safe pleasure is a tame pleasure. more...

The pleasure that is granted to me from a sense of duty ceases to be a pleasure at all. more...

A thousand ills require a thousand cures. more...

Even the gods are moved by the voice of entreaty. more...

Pleasure is sweetest when 'tis paid for by another's pain. more...

Pleasant words are the food of love. more...

Only begin, and you will become eloquent of yourself. more...

He who can simulate sanity will be sane. more...

Calumny ever pursues the great, even as the winds hurl themselves on high places. more...

Sleep ... peace of the soul, who puttest care to flight. more...

Dear to girls' hearts is their own beauty. more...

Virtue and vice, evil and good, are siblings, or next-door neighbors, Easy to make mistakes, hard to tell them apart. more...

Every woman thinks herself attractive; even the plainest is satisfied with the charms she deems that she possesses. more...

Women's words are as light as the doomed leaves whirling in autumn, Easily swept by the wind, easily drowned by the wave. more...

everything changes, nothing perishes more...

The mind grows sicker than the body in contemplation of it's suffering. more...

Nothing in the entire universe ever perishes, believe me, but things vary, and adopt a new form. The phrase being born is used for beginning to be something different from what one was before, while dying means ceasing to be the same. Though this thing may pass into that, and that into this, yet the sums of things remains unchanged. more...

Fas est ab hoste doceri. One should learn even from one's enemies. more...

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

Anything cracked will shatter at a touch. more...

Love is the force that leaves you colorless more...

I am dragged along by a strange new force. Desire and reason are pulling in different directions. I see the right way and approve it, but follow the wrong. more...

It's a kindness that the mind can go where it wishes. more...

I flee who chases me and chase who flees me. more...

God himself helps those who dare. more...

As wave is driven by wave And each, pursued, pursues the wave ahead, So time flies on and follows, flies, and follows, Always, for ever and new. What was before Is left behind; what never was is now; And every passing moment is renewed. more...

Fortune resists half-hearted prayers. more...

Eurydice, dying now a second time, uttered no complaint against her husband. What was there to complain of, but that she had been loved? more...

When all the other animals, downcast looked upon the earth, he [Prometheus] gave a face raised on high to man, and commanded him to see the sky and raise his high eyes to the stars. more...

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

It is art to conceal art. -Ars est celare artem more...

Add little to little and there will be a big pile. more...

I see and approve better things, but follow worse. more...

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

There is a God within us, and we glow when He stirs us. more...

It is the mind that makes the man, and our vigour is in our immortal soul. more...

What is allowed us is disagreeable, what is denied us causes us intense desire. more...

Nations and empires flourish and decay, By turns command, and in their turns obey. more...

In prosperity you may count on many friends; if the sky becomes overcast you will be alone. more...

If he should love deny him what he loves! more...

Friendship is but a name; fidelity but an empty name. more...

Thus all things altered. Nothing dies. And here and there the unbodied spirit flies. more...

Lente, lente currite, noctis equi. Translation: Run slowly, slowly, horses of the night. more...

Giving calls for genius. more...

The gift derives its value from the rank of the giver. more...

Where crime is taught from early years, it becomes a part of nature. more...

All things human hang by a slender thread; and that which seemed to stand strong suddenly falls and sinks in ruins. more...

Envy feeds on the living, after death it rests, then the honor of a man protects him. more...

I grabbed a pile of dust, and holding it up, foolishly asked for as many birthdays as the grains of dust, I forgot to ask that they be years of youth. more...

We have ploughed the vast ocean in a fragile bark. more...

Love that is fed by jealousy dies hard. more...

Pursuits become habits. more...

Love is a kind of military service more...

A woman is always buying something. more...

Thy destiny is only that of man, but thy aspirations may be those of a god. more...

Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you. more...

As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity. more...

The glow of inspiration warms us; it is a holy rapture. more...

Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence. more...

Nothing retains its form; new shapes from old. Nature, the great inventor, ceaselessly contrives. In all creation, be assured, there is no death - no death, but only change and innovation; what we men call birth is but a different new beginning; death is but to cease to be the same. Perhaps this may have moved to that, and that to this, yet still the sum of things remains the same. more...

Dripping water hollows out a stone more...

A short absence is the safest. more...

Let love give way to business; give attention to business and you will be safe. more...

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

When there is plenty of wine, sorrow and worry take wing. more...

It warms the blood, adds luster to the eyes, and wine and love have ever been allies. more...

Adde, quod ingenues didicisse fideliter artes Emollit mores, nec sinit esse fervos. To be instructed in the arts, softens the manners and makes men gentle. more...

It is lawful to be taught by an enemy. Fas est ab hoste doceri. more...

Wine, not too much, inspires and make the mind,to the soft joys of Venus strong inclined,which, buried in excess, unapt to love,stupidly lies and knows not hom to move more...

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

Tis not always in a physician's power to cure the sick; at times the disease is stronger than trained art. more...

Ere land and sea and the all-covering sky Were made, in the whole world the countenance Of nature was the same, all one, well named Chaos, a raw and undivided mass, Naught but a lifeless bulk, with warring seeds Of ill-joined elements compressed together. more...

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

Isn't the best defense always a good attack? more...

The brave find a home in every land. more...

God himself favors the brave. more...

Burdens become light when cheerfully borne. more...

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

Gutta cavat lapidem, non vi sed saepe cadendo. (The drop excavates the stone, not with force but by falling often.) more...

Simplicity, very rare in our age. more...

The result justifies the deed. more...

So long as you are secure you will count many friends; if your life becomes clouded you will be alone. more...

Pure women are only those who have not been asked. more...

You will be safest in the middle. more...

The gods have their own rules. more...

We two are to ourselves a crowd. more...

Happy the man who ventures boldly to defend what he holds dear. more...

The crop always seems better in our neighbor's field, and our neighbor's cow gives more milk. more...

Time is a stream which glides smoothly on and is past before we know. more...

In an easy cause any man may be eloquent. more...

There is a certain pleasure in weeping. more...

Simplicity is a jewel rarely found. more...

Anger assists hands however weak. [Lat., Quamlibet infirmas adjuvat ira manus.] more...

They come to see, they come that they themselves may be seen. [Lat., Spectatum veniunt, veniunt spectentur ut ipse.] more...

Agreeing to differ. [Lat., Discors concordia.] more...

By arts, sails, and oars, ships are rapidly moved; arts move the light chariot, and establish love. [Lat., Arte citae veloque rates remoque moventur; Arte levis currus, arte regendus Amor.] more...

This letter gives me a tongue; and were I not allowed to write, I should be dumb. [Lat., Praebet mihi littera linguam: Et, si non liceat scribere, mutus ero.] more...

Writings survive the years; it is by writings that you know Agamemnon, and those who fought for or against him. [Lat., Scripta ferunt annos; scriptis Agamemnona nosti, Et quisquis contra vel simul arma tulit.] more...

Thou beginnest better than thou endest. The last is inferior to the first. [Lat., Coepisti melius quam desinis. Ultima primis cedunt.] more...

Fortune and love favour the brave. [Lat., Audentum Forsque Venusque juvant.] more...

The cause is hidden, but the result is known. [Lat., Causa latet: vis est notissima.] more...

Chastity, once lost, cannot be recalled; it goes only once. more...

As the mind of each man is conscious of good or evil, so does he conceive within his breast hope or fear, according to his actions. more...

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination. [Lat., Factis ignoscite nostris Si scelus ingenio scitis abesse meo.] more...

Devouring Time and envious Age, all things yield to you; and with lingering death you destroy, step by step, with venomed tooth whatever you attack. more...

A pious fraud. [Lat., Pia fraus.] more...

Skilled in every trick, a worthy heir of his paternal craft, he would make black look like white, and white look black. [Lat., Furtum ingeniosus ad omne, Qui facere assueret, patriae non degener artis, Candida de nigris, et de candentibus atra.] more...

Meet the disorder in the outset, the medicine may be too late, when the disease has gained ground through delay. more...

Every delay that postpones our joys, is long. [Lat., Longa mora est nobis omnis, quae gaudia differt.] more...

Those dreams are true which we have in the morning, as the lamp begins to flicker. [Lat., Namque sub Aurora jam dormitante lucerna Sommia quo cerni tempore vera solent.] more...

That tuneful nymph, the babbling Echo. more...

To be thoroughly imbued, with the liberal arts refines the manners, and makes men to be mild and gentle in their conduct. more...

In time the bull is brought to wear the yoke. [Lat., Tempore ruricolae patiens fit taurus aratri.] more...

The man who falls in love chill find plenty of occupation. more...

The wounded limb shrinks from the slightest touch; and a slight shadow alarms the nervous. [Lat., Membra reformidant mollem quoque saucia tactum: Vanaque sollicitis incutit umbra metum.] more...

The dove, O hawk, that has once been wounded by thy talons, is frightened by the least movement of a wing. [Lat., Terretur minimo pennae stridore columba Unguibus, accipiter, saucia facta tuis.] more...

What is more useful than fire? Yet if any one prepares to burn a house, it is with fire that he arms his daring hands. more...

The hunter follows things which flee from him; he leaves them when they are taken; and ever seeks for that which is beyond what he has found. [Lat., Venator sequitur fugientia; capta relinquit; Semper et inventis ulteriora petit.] more...

We two [Deucalion and Pyrrha, after the deluge] form a multitude. [Lat., Nos duo turba sumus.] more...

The swallow is not ensnared by men because of its gentle nature. [Lat., At caret insidiis hominum, quia mitis, hirundo.] more...

Giving requires good sense. [Lat., Rest est ingeniosa dare.] more...

Those gifts are ever the most acceptable which the giver makes precious. [Lat., Acceptissima semper munera sunt auctor quae pretiosa facit.] more...

You do not know it but you are the talk of all the town. [Lat., Fabula (nec sentis) tota jactaris in urba.] more...

Thanks are justly due for things got without purchase. [Lat., Gratia pro rebus merito debetur inemtis.] more...

We are charmed by neatness: Let not your hair be out of order. [Lat., Munditiis capimur: non sine lege capilli.] more...

My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope. [Lat., Et res non semper, spes mihi semper adest.] more...

What ignorance there is in human minds. more...

What is hid is unknown: for what is unknown there is no desire. [Lat., Quod latet ignotum est; ignoti nulla cupido.] more...

The glow of inspiration warms us; this holy rapture springs from the seeds of the Divine mind sown in man. more...

Remove but the temptations of leisure, and the bow of Cupid will lose its effect. more...

Lovers remember everything. [Lat., Meminerunt omnia amantes.] more...

Safety lies in the middle course. [Lat., Medio tutissimus ibis.] more...

Take this at least, this last advice, my son: Keep a stiff rein, and move but gently on: The coursers of themselves will run too fast, Your art must be to moderate their haste. more...

And I will capture your minds with sweet novelty. [Lat., Dulcique animos novitate tenebo.] more...

O ye gods! what thick encircling darkness blinds the minds of men! more...

There is no such thing as pure, unalloyed pleasure; some bitter ever mingles with the sweet. more...

What is lawful is undesirable; what is unlawful is very attractive. [Lat., Quod licet est ingratum quod non licet acrius urit.] more...

Alluring pleasure is said to have softened the savage dispositions (of early mankind). [Lat., Blanda truces animos fertur mollisse voluptas.] more...

The poet's labors are a work of joy, and require peace of mind. more...

Good-bye to the lies of the poets. [Lat., Valeant mendacia vatum.] more...

Ants do no bend their ways to empty barns, so no friend will visit the place of departed wealth. [Lat., Horrea formicae tendunt ad inania nunquam Nullus ad amissas ibit amicus opes.] more...

Tis you, alone, can save, or give my doom. more...

Whilst you are prosperous you can number many friends; but when the storm comes you are left alone. more...

The raven once in snowy plumes was drest, White as the whitest dove's unsullied breast, Fair as the guardian of the Capitol, Soft as the swan; a large and lovely fowl His tongue, his prating tongue had changed him quite To sooty blackness from the purest white. more...

What is reason now was passion heretofore. more...

The iron ring is worn out by constant use. [Lat., Ferreus assiduo consumitur anulus usu.] more...

Either you pursue or push, O Sisyphus, the stone destined to keep rolling. [Lat., Aut petis aut urgues ruiturum, Sisyphe, saxum.] more...

Time spent in the cultivation of the fields passes very pleasantly. more...

To wish is of little account; to succeed you must earnestly desire; and this desire must shorten thy sleep. more...

A pleasing face is no small advantage. more...

Beauty is a frail good. more...

I would that you were either less beautiful, or less corrupt. Such perfect beauty does not suit such imperfect morals. [Lat., Aut formosa fores minus, aut minus improba vellem. Non facit ad mores tam bona forma malos.] more...

A pleasing countenance is no slight disadvantage. [Lat., Auxilium non leve vultus habet.] more...

You will hardly conquer, but conquer you must. [Lat., Male vincetis, sed vincite.] more...

May you live unenvied, and pass many pleasant years unknown to fame; and also have congenial friends. [Lat., Vive sine invidia, mollesque inglorius annos Exige; amicitias et tibi junge pares.] more...

The gods see the deeds of the righteous. [Lat., Di pia facta vident.] more...

The deeds of men never escape the gods. [Lat., Acta deos nunquam mortalia fallunt.] more...

Wherever I look there is nothing but the image of death. more...

We are all bound thither; we are hastening to the same common goal. Black death calls all things under the sway of its laws. [Lat., Tendimus huc omnes; metam properamus ad unam. Omnia sub leges mors vocat atra suas.] more...

Thou fool, what is sleep but the image of death? Fate will give an eternal rest. [Lat., Stulte, quid est somnus, gelidae nisi mortis imago? Longa quiescendi tempora fata dabunt.] more...

Man should ever look to his last day, and no one should be called happy before his funeral. [Lat., Ultima semper Expectanda dies homini est, dicique beatus Ante obitum nemo et suprema funera debet.] more...

Death is not grievous to me, for I shall lay aside my pains by death. [Lat., Nec mihi mors gravis est posituro morte dolores.] more...

I attempt a difficult work; but there is no excellence without difficulty. [Lat., Ardua molimur; sed nulla nisi ardua virtus.] more...

The love of fame usually spurs on the mind. [Lat., Ingenio stimulos subdere fama solet.] more...

A broken fortune is like a falling column; the lower it sinks, the greater weight it has to sustain. more...

The most wretched fortune is safe; for there is no fear of anything worse. [Lat., Fortuna miserrima tuta est: Nam timor eventus deterioris abest.] more...

Every man should stay within his own fortune. [Lat., Intera fortunam quisque debet manere suam.] more...

The rest of the crowd were friends of my fortune, not of me. [Lat., Caetera fortunae, non mea, turba fuit.] more...

The vulgar herd estimate friendship by its advantages. [Lat., Vulgus amicitias utilitate probat.] more...

The god we now behold with opened eyes, A herd of spotted panthers round him lies In glaring forms; the grapy clusters spread On his fair brows, and dangle on his head. more...

There is a God within us and intercourse with heaven. [Lat., Est deus in nobis; et sunt commercia coeli.] more...

As God is propitiated by the blood of a hundred bulls, so also is he by the smallest offering of incense. [Lat., Sed tamen ut fuso taurorum sanguine centum, Sic capitur minimo thuris honore deux.] more...

Nothing is so high and above all danger that is not below and in the power of God. [Lat., Nihil ita sublime est, supraque pericula tendit Non sit ut inferius suppositumque deo.] more...

Pursuits become habits. [Lat., Abeunt studia in mores.] more...

While strength and years permit, endure labor; soon bent old age will come with silent foot. [Lat., Dum vires annique sinunt, tolerate labores. Jam veniet tacito curva senecta pede.] more...

The gods have their own laws. [Lat., Sunt superis sua jura.] more...

Excessive love in loathing ever ends. more...

Love is an affair of credulity. more...

That you may be beloved, be amiable. more...

Every lover is a soldier. (Love is a warfare.) [Lat., Militat omnis amans.] more...

Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs. [Lat., Hei mihi! quod nullis amor est medicabilis herbis.] more...

If thou wishest to put an end to love, attend to business (love yields to employment); then thou wilt be safe. [Lat., Qui finem quaeris amoris, (Cedit amor rebus) res age; tutus eris.] more...

The sick mind can not bear anything harsh. [Lat., Mensque pati durum sustinet aegra nihil.] more...

The mind alone can not be exiled. [Lat., Mens sola loco non exulat.] more...

A mind conscious of right laughs at the falsehoods of rumour. [Lat., Conscia mens recti famae mendacia risit.] more...

Heavens! what thick darkness pervades the minds of men. [Lat., Pro superi! quantum mortalia pectora caecae, Noctis habent.] more...

The mind is sicker than the sick body; in contemplation of its sufferings it becomes hopeless. [Lat., Corpore sed mens est aegro magis aegra; malique In circumspectu stat sine fine sui.] more...

Money nowadays is money; money brings office; money gains friends; everywhere the poor man is down. [Lat., In pretio pretium nunc est; dat census honores, Census amicitias; pauper ubique jacet.] more...

Our advantages fly away without aid. Pluck the flower. [Lat., Nostra sine auxilio fugiunt bona. Carpite florem.] more...

The love of country is more powerful than reason itself. more...

Our native land charms us with inexpressible sweetness, and never never allows us to forget that we belong to it. [Lat., Nescio qua natale solum dulcedine captos Ducit, et immemores non sinit esse sui.] more...

The whole earth is the brave man's country. [Lat., Omne solum forti patria est.] more...

Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts. [Lat., Candida pax homines, trux decet ira feras.] more...

The wild boar is often held by a small dog. [Lat., A cane non magno saepe tenetur aper.] more...

It is prudence that first forsakes the wretched. more...

Let those who have deserved their punishment, bear it patiently. [Lat., Aequo animo poenam, qui meruere, ferant.] more...

It is less to suffer punishment than to deserve it. [Lat., Estque pati poenas quam meruisse minus.] more...

A bitter drug oft brings relief. more...

A gift in time of need is most acceptable. more...

A light breath fans the flame, a violent gust extinguishes it. more...

A soldier when aged is not appreciated; the love of an old man sickens. more...

A wealthy traveller fears an ambush, while one with empty pockets journeys on in safety. more...

An injury may prove a blessing. more...

By looking at squinting people you learn to squint. more...

Concealed sorrow bursts the heart, and rages within us as an internal fire. more...

Consider the misfortunes of others, and you will be the better able to bear your own. more...

Every one who repeats it adds something to the scandal. [The rolling snow-ball.] more...

Good hope is often beguiled by her own augury. more...

Grief brims itself and flows away in tears. more...

Grief is put to flight and assuaged by generous draughts. more...

Haste is productive of injury, and so is too much hesitation. He is the wisest man who does everything at the proper time. more...

Hastiness is the beginning of wrath, and its end repentance. more...

Have consideration for wounded feelings. more...

He is a foolish swimmer who swims against the stream, when he might take the current sideways. more...

I too am not powerless, and my weapons strike hard. more...

Imperceptibly the hours glide on, and beguile us as they pass. more...

It is a kingly act to help the fallen. more...

It is but a small merit to observe silence, but it is a grave fault to speak of matters on which we should be silent. more...

It is not easy to bear prosperity unruffled. more...

Love and dignity do not dwell together. more...

Love conquers all things; let us own her dominion. more...

Make good use of your time, it flies fast. more...

My bark, once struck by the fury of the storm, dreads again to approach the place of danger. more...

No thanks attach to a kindness long deferred. more...

Novelty in all things is charming. more...

Occupy yourself, and you will be out of harm's way. more...

Our neighbour's crop is always more fruitful and his cattle produce more milk than our own. more...

Pedigree and ancestry and what we ourselves have not achieved, I scarcely recognize as our own. more...

Pride is innate in beauty, and haughtiness is the companion of the fair. more...

Rest strengthens the body, the mind too is thus supported; but unremitting toil destroys both. more...

Riches too increase, and the maddening craving for gold, So that men ever seek for more, that they may have the most. more...

She only is chaste, who is chaste where there is no danger of detection: she who does not, because she may not, does. more...

Small minds are captivated by trifles. more...

Tears are at times as eloquent as words. [Weeping hath a voice.] more...

That fair face will as years roll on lose its beauty, and old age will bring its wrinkles to the brow. more...

That pleasure which can be safely indulged in is the least inviting. more...

That which never has been, never is, and never will be. more...

That, which has not its alternation of rest, will not last long. more...

The act is judged of by the event. more...

The battle is over when the foe has fallen. more...

The mind ill at ease, the body suffers also. more...

The more highminded a man is the more easily is his anger appeased. more...

The more they drink the more they thirst. more...

The rose is often found near the nettle. more...

The spirits run riot in youth. more...

The time will come when you will hate the sight of a mirror. more...

There is a certain kind of pleasure in weeping. more...

There is a good deal in a man's mode of eating. more...

There is no useful thing which may not be turned to an injurious purpose. more...

These are the evils which result from gossiping habits. more...

Things which of themselves avail nothing, when united become powerful. more...

This victory will be your I ruin. more...

Those presents are the most acceptable which are enhanced by our regard for the donor. more...

To dismiss a guest is a more ungracious act than not to admit him at all. more...

To have properly studied the liberal sciences gives a polish to our manners, and removes all awkwardness. more...

Trivial losses often prove great gains. more...

Twice does he live who can enjoy the remembrance of the past. more...

Very slight violence will break that which has once been cracked. more...

We hate the hawk because he ever lives in battle. more...

We suffer by our proximity. [Who get a blow intended for another.] more...

What is harder than stone? What more soft than water? Nevertheless hard though the rock be, it is hollowed by the wave. more...

What is now an act of reason, was but blind impulse. more...

Whatever charm thou hast, be charming. more...

When the heart is sick it cannot bear the slightest annoyance. more...

When the lightning strikes but one, not one only does it terrify. more...

When you have set yourself a task finish it. more...

While I am speaking the opportunity is lost. more...

Work while your strength and years permit you; crooked age will by-and-by come upon you with silent foot. more...

You will be melancholy, if you are solitary. more...

Knowest thou not that kings have long hands? [Lat., An nescis longos regibus esse manus?] more...

It is something to hold the scepter with a firm hand. [Lat., Est aliquid valida sceptra tenere manu.] more...

Sleep, thou repose of all things; sleep, thou gentlest of the deities; thou peace of the mind, from which care flies; who doest soothe the hearts of men wearied with the toils of the day, and refittest them for labor. more...

The burden becomes light that is shared by love. more...

Sleep, rest of nature, O sleep, most gentle of the divinities, peace of the soul, thou at whose presence care disappears, who soothest hearts wearied with daily employments, and makest them strong again for labour! more...

Fools laugh at the Latin language. -Rident stolidi verba Latina more...

Yield to him who opposes you; by yielding you conquer. more...

There is no excellency without difficulty. more...

The love of fame puts spurs to the mind more...

Love fed fat soon turns to boredom. more...

A woman is a creature that's always shopping. more...

Women can always be caught; that's the first rule of the game. more...

There is something in omens. more...

It is hope which makes the shipwrecked sailor strike out with his arms in the midst of the sea, though no land is in sight. more...

There are a thousand forms of evil; there will be a thousand remedies. more...

Be bold, take courage... and be strong of soul more...

All other creatures look down toward the earth, but man was given a face so that might turn his eyes toward the stars and his gaze upon the sky. more...

Fair Flora! Now attend thy sportful feast, Of which some days I with design have past; A part in April and a part in May Thou claim'st, and both command my tuneful lay; And as the confines of two months are thine To sing of both the double task be mine. more...

How little you know about the age you live in if you think that honey is sweeter than cash in hand more...

The gods favor the bold. more...

There is nothing in the whole world which abides. All things are in a state of ebb and flow, and every shadow passes away. Even time itself, like a river, is constantly gliding away . more...

I see and praise what is better, but follow what is worse. more...

I can't live without you or with you. more...

Time itself flows on with constant motion, just like a river: for no more than a river can the fleeting hour stand still. As wave is driven on by wave, and, itself pursued, pursues the one before, so the moments of time at once flee and follow, and are ever new. more...

No man provokes me with impunity. more...

The mightiest rivers lose their force when split up into several streams. more...

The laws allow arms to be taken against an armed foe. more...

The result proves the wisdom of the act. more...

Beauty- it was a favor bestowed by the gods. more...

Art lies in concealing art. more...

Death is not grievous to me, for I shall lay aside my pains by death. more...

Take this at least, this last advice, my son: Keep a stiff rein, and move but gently on: The coursers of themselves will run too fast, Your art must be to moderate their haste. more...

For in this strange anatomy we wear, the head has greater powers than the hand; the spirit, heart, and mind are over all. more...

Hate I shall, if I can; if I can't, I shall love though not willing. more...

So I can't live either without you or with you. more...

Resist beginnings; the prescription comes too late when the disease has gained strength by long delays. more...

Love yields to business. If you seek a way out of love, be busy; you'll be safe then. more...

They come to see; they come that they themselves may be seen. more...

Right it is to be taught even by the enemy. more...

I see better things, and approve, but I follow worse. more...

My name shall never be forgotten. more...

In the winter season, For seven days of calm, Alcyone Broods over her nest on the surface of the waters While the sea-waves are quiet. Through this time Aeolus keeps his winds at home, and ocean Is smooth for his descendants' sake. more...

Dignity and love do not blend well, nor do they continue long together. more...

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination. more...

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. more...

Thanks are justly due for boons unbought. more...

I hate a woman who offers herself because she ought to do so, and, cold and dry, thinks of her sewing when she's making love. more...

Run slowly, horses of the night. more...

I see the better things, and approve; I follow the worse. more...

Time the devourer of everything. more...

Judgment of beauty can err, what with the wine and the dark. more...

Take the advice of light when you're looking at linens or jewels; Looking at faces or forms, take the advice of the day. more...

I cannot keep track of all the vagaries of fashion, Every day, so it seems, brings in a different style. more...

Whether a pretty woman grants or withholds her favours, she always likes to be asked for them. more...

I could not possibly count the gold-digging ruses of women, Not if I had ten mouths, not if I had ten tongues. more...

Ill habits gather by unseen degrees, - As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas. more...

If you'd be loved, be worthy to be loved. more...

Love is a driver, bitter and fierce if you fight and resist him, Easy-going enough once you acknowledge his power. more...

Love's dominion, like a king's, admits of no partition. more...

Virtue and vice, evil and good, are siblings, or next-door neighbors, Easy to make mistakes, hard to tell them apart. more...

Women's words are as light as the doomed leaves whirling in autumn, Easily swept by the wind, easily drowned by the wave. more...

A red rose peeping through a white? Or else a cherry (double graced) Within a lily? Centre placed? Or ever marked the pretty beam, A strawberry shows, half drowned in cream? Or seen rich rubies blushing through A pure smooth pearl, and orient too? So like to this, nay all the rest, Is each neat niplet of her breast. more...

Love is a believing creature. more...

A lover fears all that he believes. more...

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

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

If you want to be loved, be lovable. more...

Fortune and love favor the brave. more...

The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses. more...

Beauty is a fragile gift. more...

All love is vanquished by a succeeding love. more...

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

The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean. more...

Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear. more...

Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low. more...

Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts. more...

First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, 'I believe,' three times. more...

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

Jupiter from on high smiles at the perjuries of lovers. more...

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

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

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. more...

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

Time is generally the best doctor. more...

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

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

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

Venus favors the bold. more...

No man can purchase his virtue too dear, for it is the only thing whose value must ever increase with the price it has cost us. Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it. more...

Gain, acquired by many agents, soon accumulates. more...

Who would have known of Hector, if Troy had been happy? The road to valor is built by adversity. more...

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

A field becomes exhausted by constant tillage. more...

Birth and ancestry, and that which we have not ourselves achieved, we can scarcely call our own. more...

Anger assists hands however weak. more...

Beauty, if you do not open your doors, takes age from lack of use. more...

Beauty is heaven's gift, and how few can boast of beauty. more...

Great is the strife between beauty and modesty. more...

A frail gift is beauty, which grows less as time draws on, and is devoured by its own years. more...

Resist beginnings: it is too late to employ medicine when the evil has grown strong by inveterate habit. more...

That load becomes light which is cheerfully borne. more...

According to the state of a man's conscience, so do hope and fear on account of his deeds arise in his mind. more...

We covet what is guarded; the very care invokes the thief. Few love what they may have. more...

Deadly poisons are concealed under sweet honey. more...

We are always striving for things forbidden, and coveting those denied us. more...

Mad desire, when it has the most, longs for more more...

Diseases of the mind impair the bodily powers. more...

Sickness seizes the body from bad ventilation. more...

As the hawk is wont to pursue the trembling doves. more...

It is good to be taught even by an enemy more...

Envy depreciates the genius of the great Homer. more...

Envy feeds on the living. It ceases when they are dead. more...

Often a silent face has voice and words. more...

I shall speak facts; but some will say I deal in fiction. more...

He who holds the hook is aware in what waters many fish are swimming. more...

Those gifts are ever more precious which the giver has made precious. more...

Truly now is the golden age; the highest honour comes by means of gold; by gold love is procured. more...

It is a pleasure appropriate to man, for him to save a fellow-man, and gratitude is acquired in no better way. more...

Alas! How difficult it is to prevent the countenance from betraying guilt! more...

Habit had made the custom. more...

Idleness ruins the constitution more...

If it were in my power, I would be wiser; but a newly felt power carries me off in spite of myself; love leads me one way, my understanding another. more...

The judge's duty is to inquire about the time, as well as the facts. more...

A burthen cheerfully borne becomes light more...

If thou wouldst marry wisely, marry thine equal. more...

She that weds well will wisely match her love, Nor be below her husband nor above. more...

For this reason, if you believe proverbs, let me tell you the common one: "It is unlucky to marry in May. more...

We do not bear sweets; we are recruited by a bitter potion. more...

The need has gone; the memorial thereof remains. more...

Nor is there any law more just, than that he who has plotted death shall perish by his own plot. more...

He who has lived obscurely and quietly has lived well. more...

Though the power be wanting, yet the wish is praiseworthy. more...

What follows I flee; what flees I ever pursue. more...

The mind conscious of innocence despises false reports: but we are a set always ready to believe a scandal. more...

To be silent is but a small virtue; but it is a serious fault to reveal secrets. more...

He who has it in his power to commit sin, is less inclined to do so. The very idea of being able, weakens the desire. more...

If Jupiter hurled his thunderbolt as often as men sinned, he would soon be out of thunderbolts. more...

Indulgent gods, grant me to sin once with impunity. That is sufficient. Let a second offence bear its punishment. more...

The least strength suffices to break what is bruised. more...

By faithful study of the nobler arts, our nature's softened, and more gentle grows. more...

Let the poor man mind his tongue more...

Treat a thousand dispositions in a thousand ways. more...

Stones are hollowed out by the constant dropping of water. more...

Riches, the incentives to evil, are dug out of the earth. more...

There is a certain pleasure in weeping; grief finds in tears both a satisfaction and a cure. more...

Wine stimulates the mind and makes it quick with heat; care flees and is dissolved in much drink. more...

Bring a lawsuit against a man who can pay; the poor man's acts are not worth the expense more...

A wound will perhaps become tolerable with length of time; but wounds which are raw shudder at the touch of the hands. more...

The wounded gladiator forswears all fighting, but soon forgetting his former wound resumes his arms. more...

Nothing is more useful to man that those arts which have no utility. more...

Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it. more...

Art is most effective when concealed. more...

Poetry comes fine-spun from a mind at peace. more...

All things can corrupt perverse minds. more...

Passion persuades me one way, reason another. I see the better and approve it, but I follow the worse. more...

The mind, conscious of rectitude, laughed to scorn the falsehood of report. more...

Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel. more...

Time, the devourer of all things. more...

My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope. more...

Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned. more...

Every lover is a soldier. more...

It is annoying to be honest to no purpose. more...

We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us. more...

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

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

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

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop. more...

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

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

Love and dignity cannot share the same abode. more...

Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them. more...

Habits change into character. more...

The vulgar crowd values friends according to their usefulness. more...

Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it. more...

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

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

Time, motion and wine cause sleep. more...

Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish. more...

The bold adventurer succeeds the best. more...

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

The high-spirited man may indeed die, but he will not stoop to meanness. Fire, though it may be quenched, will not become cool. more...

Tears at times have the weight of speech. more...

Those things that nature denied to human sight, she revealed to the eyes of the soul. more...

All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil. more...

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

Bear patiently with a rival. more...

Enhance and intensify one's vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the highest and deepest reality. more...

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

Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears. more...

The burden which is well borne becomes light. more...

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

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

Make the workmanship surpass the materials. more...

You can learn from anyone even your enemy. more...

To feel our ills is one thing, but to cure them is another. more...

Whether you call my heart affectionate, or you call it womanish: I confess, that to my misfortune, it is soft. more...

Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour. more...

Like fragile ice anger passes away in time. more...

Love is a kind of warfare. more...

The heavier crop is ever in others' fields. more...

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. more...

In an easy matter. Anybody can be eloquent. more...

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

Neglect of appearance becomes men. more...

The gods behold all righteous actions. more...

Art lies by its own artifice. more...

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

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

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. more...

The penalty may be removed, the crime is eternal. more...

Ah me! Love can not be cured by herbs. more...

Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these. more...

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

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

Why should I go into details, we have nothing that is not perishable except what our hearts and our intellects endows us with. more...

Daring is not safe against daring men. more...

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

Against the bold, daring is unsafe. more...

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

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

There is a god within us. more...

Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay. more...

What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct. more...

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

Most safely shall you tread the middle path. more...

There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it. more...

First appearance deceives many. more...

Little things please little minds. more...

Love is full of anxious fears. more...

The cause is hidden; the effect is visible to all. more...

The prayers of cowards fortune spurns. more...

The will is commendable though the ability may be wanting. more...

What is without periods of rest will not endure. more...

Where belief is painful we are slow to believe. more...

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

He who can believe himself well, will be well. more...

He who says o'er much I love not is in love. more...

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

Love is a credulous thing. more...

Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit. more...

Use the occasion, for it passes swiftly. more...

You will go most safely in the middle. more...

An anthill increases by accumulation. Medicine is consumed by distribution. That which is feared lessens by association. This is the thing to understand. more...

Envy aims very high. more...

People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude. more...

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

Often they benefit who suffer wrong. more...

A man is sorry to be honest for nothing. more...

Time is the devourer of all things. more...

An evil life is a kind of death. more...

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

He whom all hate all wish to see destroyed. more...

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

Courage conquers all things. more...

What is hid is unknown: for what is unknown there is no desire. more...


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