Ovid Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Ovid quotes, Ovid sayings, and Ovid proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you. Ovid
Wind feeds the fire, and wind extinguishes: The flames are nourished by a gentle breeze, Yet, if it stronger grows, they sink and die. Ovid
Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish. Ovid
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace. Ovid
Lips, however rosy, must be fed. Ovid
When a rose dies, a thorn is left behind. Ovid
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. Ovid
Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it. Ovid
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. Ovid
A short absence is the safest. Ovid
The glow of inspiration warms us; it is a holy rapture. Ovid
Have consideration for wounded feelings. Ovid
Burdens become light when cheerfully borne. Ovid
The burden which is well borne becomes light. Ovid
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.  Ovid
What is allowed us is disagreeable, what is denied us causes us intense desire. Ovid
As the hawk is wont to pursue the trembling doves. Ovid
It is some relief to weep; grief is satisfied and carried off by tears. Ovid
Hastiness is the beginning of wrath, and its end repentance. Ovid
Deadly poisons are concealed under sweet honey. Ovid
The vulgar herd estimate friendship by its advantages. Ovid
Love is born of idleness and, once born, by idleness is fostered. Ovid
Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless. Ovid
Pleasant words are the food of love. 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
It's useful that there should be Gods, so let's believe there are. Ovid
There is no useful thing which may not be turned to an injurious purpose. Ovid
Nothing is more useful to man that those arts which have no utility. Ovid
Fair peace becomes men ferocious anger belongs to beasts. Ovid
Give way to your opponent; thus will you gain the crown of victory. Ovid