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OVID (PUBLIUS OVIDIUS NASO)
Roman poet
(43 BC - c. 17 AD)
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Ever let your hook be hanging; where you least believe it, there will be a fish in the stream.
  [Lat., Semper tibi pendeat hamus:
    Quo minime credas gurgite, piscis erit.]
      - Ars Amatoria (bk. III, 425)
        [Fishing : Opportunity]

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.
  [Lat., Casus ubique valet; semper tibi pendeat hamus.
    Quo minime credas gurgite, piscis erit.]
      - Ars Amatoria (bk. III, 425)
        [Fishing : Opportunity]

There is a God within us and intercourse with heaven.
  [Lat., Est deus in nobis; et sunt commercia coeli.]
      - Ars Amatoria (bk. III, 549) [God]

Neither will the wave which has passed be called back; nor can the hour which has gone by return.
  [Lat., Nec, quae praeteriit, iterum revocabitur unda:
    Nec, quae praeteriit, hora redire potest.]
      - Ars Amatoria (bk. III, 63) [Time]

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.]
      - Ars Amatoria (I, 3) [Art]

But still her silent looks loudly reproached me.
  [Lat., Sed taciti fecere tamen convicia vultus.]
      - Ars Amatoria (I, 574) [Silence]

The silent countenance often speaks.
  [Lat., Saepe tacens vocem verbaque vultus habet.]
      - Ars Amatoria (I, 574) [Silence]

Fortune and Love befriend the bold.
  [Lat., Audentum forsque Venusque juvant.]
      - Ars Amatoria (I, 608) [Fortune]

Nor is there any law more just, than that he who has plotted death shall perish by his own plot.
  [Lat., Neque enim lex est aequior ulla,
    Quam necis artifices arte perire sua.]
      - Ars Amatoria (I, 655) [Law : Murder]

The swallow is not ensnared by men because of its gentle nature.
  [Lat., At caret insidiis hominum, quia mitis, hirundo.]
      - Ars Amatoria (II, 149) [Gentleness]

Yield to him who opposes you; by yielding you conquer.
  [Lat., Cede repugnanti; cedendo victor abibis.]
      - Ars Amatoria (II, 197) [Conquest]

Nothing is stronger than habit.
  [Lat., Nil consuetudine majus.]
      - Ars Amatoria (II, 345) [Habit]

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.
  [Lat., Da requiem; requietus ager bene credita reddit.]
      - Ars Amatoria (II, 351) [Rest]

I attempt a difficult work; but there is no excellence without difficulty.
  [Lat., Ardua molimur; sed nulla nisi ardua virtus.]
      - Ars Amatoria (II, 537) [Difficulties]

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.]
      - Ars Amatoria (II, 669) [Labor]

The good of other times let people state;
  I think it lucky I was born so late.
    [Lat., Prisca juvent alios; ego me nunc denique natum Gratulor.]
      - Ars Amatoria (III, 121),
        (translation by Sydney Smith) [Past]

We are charmed by neatness of person; let not thy hair be out of order.
  [Lat., Munditiis capimur: non sine lege capillis.]
      - Ars Amatoria (III, 133) [Hair]

What is hid is unknown: for what is unknown there is no desire.
  [Lat., Quod latet ignotum est; ignoti nulla cupido.]
      - Ars Amatoria (III, 397) [Ignorance]

Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
  [Lat., Casus ubique valet: semper tibi pendeat hamus,
    Quo minime credas gurgite, piscis erit.]
      - Ars Amatoria (III, 425) [Fortune]

Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts.
  [Lat., Candida pax homines, trux decet ira feras.]
      - Ars Amatoria (III, 502) [Peace]

There is a god within us, and we have intercourse with heaven. That spirit comes from abodes on high.
  [Lat., Est deus in nobis, et sunt commercia coeli.
    Sedibus aetheriis spiritus ille venit.]
      - Ars Amatoria (III, 549) [Soul]

Our advantages fly away without aid. Pluck the flower.
  [Lat., Nostra sine auxilio fugiunt bona. Carpite florem.]
      - Ars Amatoria (III, 79) [Opportunity]

Do not lay on the multitude the blame that is due to a few.
  [Lat., Paucite paucarum diffundere crimen in omnes.]
      - Ars Amatoria (III, 9) [Public : Punishment]

You do not know it but you are the talk of all the town.
  [Lat., Fabula (nec sentis) tota jactaris in urba.]
      - Art of Love (III, 1, 21) [Gossip]

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.]
      - Epistles (XIX, Hero Leandro, 195) [Dreams]


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