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

He whom all hate, all wish to see destroyed.

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

The bold adventurer succeeds the best.

Endure and persist, this pain will turn to good by and by.

The prayers of cowards fortune spurns.

Beauty is a fragile gift.

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

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.

All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil.

Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.

An evil life is a kind of death.

In an easy matter. Anybody can be eloquent.

What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.

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

Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.

Often they benefit who suffer wrong.

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

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

Envy aims very high.

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