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Proverbs
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[ Also see Catchphrases Laws of Life and Nature Old Sayings Proverbial Phrases Proverbs (General) ]

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.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

It is good to be taught even by an enemy.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

It is not easy to bear prosperity unruffled.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Let but the hours of idleness cease, and the bow of Cupid will become broken and his torch extinguished.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Let the poor man mind his tongue.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Love and dignity do not dwell together.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Love conquers all things; let us own her dominion.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Mad desire, when it has the most, longs for more.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Make good use of your time, it flies fast.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

My bark, once struck by the fury of the storm, dreads again to approach the place of danger.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Neither shall the wave, which has passed on, ever be recalled; nor can the hour, which has once fled by, return again.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

No herb can remedy the anguish of love.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

No thanks attach to a kindness long deferred.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Novelty in all things is charming.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Occupy yourself, and you will be out of harm's way.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Our native land attracts us with some mysterious charm, never to be forgotten.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Our neighbour's crop is always more fruitful and his cattle produce more milk than our own.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Pedigree and ancestry and what we ourselves have not achieved, I scarcely recognize as our own.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Pleasure is often the introduction to pain.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Pride is innate in beauty, and haughtiness is the companion of the fair.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Rest strengthens the body, the mind too is thus supported; but unremitting toil destroys both.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Riches too increase, and the maddening craving for gold,
  So that men ever seek for more, that they may have the most.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

She only is chaste, who is chaste where there is no danger of detection: she who does not, because she may not, does.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Small minds are captivated by trifles.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Take time: much may be gained by patience.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Tears are at times as eloquent as words. [Weeping hath a voice.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

That fair face will as years roll on lose its beauty, and old age will bring its wrinkles to the brow.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

That pleasure which can be safely indulged in is the least inviting.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

That which never has been, never is, and never will be.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

That, which has not its alternation of rest, will not last long.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

The act is judged of by the event.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

The battle is over when the foe has fallen.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

The cause lies hidden; the effect is most notorious.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

The fish which has once felt the hook, suspects the crooked metal in every food which offers.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

The girl is the smallest portion of herself. [The girl is all crinoline and chignon.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

The mind ill at ease, the body suffers also.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

The more highminded a man is the more easily is his anger appeased.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

The more they drink the more they thirst.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

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!"
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

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.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

The rose is often found near the nettle.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

The silent countenance often speaks with expressive eloquence.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

The spirits run riot in youth.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

The time will come when you will hate the sight of a mirror.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

The vulgar follow Fortune's glances.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

There is a certain kind of pleasure in weeping.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

There is a good deal in a man's mode of eating.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

There is no law more just, than that he, who plots death, should perish by his own craft.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

There is no useful thing which may not be turned to an injurious purpose.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

These are the evils which result from gossiping habits.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)


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