Ovid Quotes

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Ovid Quotes

Ah me! how easy it is (how much all have experienced it) to indulge in brave words in another persons trouble.
[Lat., Hei mihi, quam facile est (quamvis hic contigit omnes),
Alterius lucta fortia verba loqui!]
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Anything cracked will shatter at a touch.

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Love is full of anxious fears.

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Often they benefit who suffer wrong.

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

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

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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.]

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No thanks attach to a kindness long deferred.

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

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Let love steal in disguised as friendship.

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Few love what they may have.

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A woman is always buying something.

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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.]

— Ovid

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