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OVID (PUBLIUS OVIDIUS NASO)
Roman poet
(43 BC - c. 17 AD)
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A bitter drug oft brings relief.
      - [Proverbs]

A broken fortune is like a falling column; the lower it sinks, the greater weight it has to sustain.
      - [Fortune]

A burthen cheerfully borne becomes light.
      - [Proverbs]

A credulous thing is love.
      - [Proverbs]

A gift in time of need is most acceptable.
      - [Proverbs]

A light breath fans the flame, a violent gust extinguishes it.
      - [Proverbs]

A pleasing face is no small advantage.
      - [Beauty]

A soldier when aged is not appreciated; the love of an old man sickens.
      - [Proverbs]

A wealthy traveller fears an ambush, while one with empty pockets journeys on in safety.
      - [Proverbs]

Accursed poison lies hid beneath sweet honey.
      - [Proverbs]

Always keep your hook in the water: where you least expect one, the fish will be found.
      - [Proverbs]

An injury may prove a blessing.
      - [Proverbs]

Ants will not go to an empty granary, and friends will not visit us when our wealth is gone.
      - [Proverbs]

Any one can be rich in promises.
      - [Promises]

As the mind of each man is conscious of good or evil, so does he conceive within his breast hope or fear, according to his actions.
      - [Conscience]

As the yellow gold is tried in the fire, so is sincerity tested in adversity.
      - [Proverbs]

Bear and forbear.
      - also attributed to Epictetus
        [Forgiveness : Proverbs]

Beauty is a frail good.
      - [Beauty]

Bring a lawsuit against a man who can pay; the poor man's acts are not worth the expence.
      - [Proverbs]

By looking at squinting people you learn to squint.
      - [Proverbs]

Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
      - [Chance]

Chastity, once lost, cannot be recalled; it goes only once.
      - [Chastity]

Check the beginning of evil; the remedy is too late when the disease by delay has increased in strength.
      - [Proverbs]

Concealed sorrow bursts the heart, and rages within us as an internal fire.
      - [Proverbs]

Consider the misfortunes of others, and you will be the better able to bear your own.
      - [Proverbs]


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