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

They come to see and be seen.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Things which of themselves avail nothing, when united become powerful.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

This victory will be your I ruin.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Those presents are the most acceptable which are enhanced by our regard for the donor.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Though the power be wanting, the will deserves praise.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Time is usually the best medicine.
  [Lat., Temporis ars medicina fere est.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), (Latin)

Time rolls on, and we grow old with silent years.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

To a brave man every soil is his country.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

To dismiss a guest is a more ungracious act than not to admit him at all.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

To have properly studied the liberal sciences gives a polish to our manners, and removes all awkwardness.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Trivial losses often prove great gains.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Twice does he live who can enjoy the remembrance of the past.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Very slight violence will break that which has once been cracked.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

We always strive for that which is forbidden, and desire that which is denied us.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

We are slow to believe that which, if true, would grieve us.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

We hate the hawk because he ever lives in battle.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

We suffer by our proximity. [Who get a blow intended for another.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

What a lady says to an eager lover he may write in the wind, or in running water.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

What is harder than stone?
  What more soft than water?
    Nevertheless hard though the rock be, it is hollowed by the wave.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

What is now an act of reason, was but blind impulse.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

What lies concealed is unknown; there can be no desire for what is not known.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

What we can have as a matter of course, is not valued; what is denied we eagerly covet.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Whatever charm thou hast, be charming.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

When the heart is sick it cannot bear the slightest annoyance.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

When the lightning strikes but one, not one only does it terrify.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

When they can't win in fair fight, they resort to all sorts of sly tricks.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

When you have set yourself a task finish it.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

While I am speaking the opportunity is lost.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

With the arm which won the victory he protects the vanquished.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Work while your strength and years permit you; crooked age will by-and-by come upon you with silent foot.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

You began better than you have finished; the last act is not equal to the first.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

You will be melancholy, if you are solitary.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Often a silent face has voice and words.
  [Lat., Saepe tacens vocem verbaque vultus habet.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Ars Amatoria
         (bk. I, 574)

Alas! How difficult it is to prevent the countenance from betraying guilt!
  [Heu! quam difficile est crimen non prodere vultu.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Metamorphoses
         (II, 447)

And all labor without any play, boys,
  Makes Jack a dull boy in the end.
      - H.A. Page (pseudonym of Alexander Hay Japp)

Rome was not built in a day.
      - Marcus Stellatus Palingenius (Pier Angelo Manzolli)

Let those love now, who never loved before,
  Let those who always loved, now love the more.
      - Thomas Parnell

There is no redemption from hell.
  [Lat., In inferno nulla est redemptio.]
      - Pope Paul III (Pope Allessandro Farnese),
        said when Michelangelo refused to alter a portrait among condemned in his "Last Judgment"

No cross, no crown.
      - Saint Pontius Meropius Paulinus

The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
      - Sara Payson (Sara Payson Willis Parton) (used pseudonym Fanny Fern),
        Willis Parton

His golden locks time hath to silver turned,
  O time too swift! O swiftness never ceasing!
    His youth 'gainst Time and Age hath ever spurned,
      But spurned in vain! Youth waneth by increasing.
      - George Peele, Sonnet--Polyhymnia

His golden locks time hath to silver turned.
      - George Peele, Sonnet--Polyhymnia

Nothing is impossible to industry.
      - Periander of Corinth,
        his motto, inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi,

Check disease in its approach.
      - Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus)

Each man has his fancy.
      - Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus)

His bloated paunch stands forth projecting a good eighteen inches.
      - Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus)

It is a pleasant thing to be pointed at with the finger, and to hear it said, "That is he."
      - Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus)

Live according to your income.
      - Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus)

May everything he treads upon become a rose!
      - Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus)

Now o'er his tomb and happy ashes will not violets spring?
      - Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus)


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