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OVID (PUBLIUS OVIDIUS NASO)
Roman poet
(43 BC - c. 17 AD)
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Ossa on Pelion.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

Our native land attracts us with some mysterious charm, never to be forgotten.
      - [Proverbs]

Our neighbour's crop is always more fruitful and his cattle produce more milk than our own.
      - [Proverbs]

Pedigree and ancestry and what we ourselves have not achieved, I scarcely recognize as our own.
      - [Proverbs]

Pleasure is often the introduction to pain.
      - [Proverbs]

Pride is innate in beauty, and haughtiness is the companion of the fair.
      - [Proverbs]

Remove but the temptations of leisure, and the bow of Cupid will lose its effect.
      - [Leisure]

Rest strengthens the body, the mind too is thus supported; but unremitting toil destroys both.
      - [Proverbs]

Riches too increase, and the maddening craving for gold,
  So that men ever seek for more, that they may have the most.
      - [Proverbs]

She half consents who silently denies.
      - [Courtship]

She only is chaste, who is chaste where there is no danger of detection: she who does not, because she may not, does.
      - [Proverbs]

She that weds well will wisely match her love,
  Nor be below her husband nor above.
      - [Matrimony]

Simplicity is a jewel rarely found.
      - [Simplicity]

Sleep, thou most gentle of the deities.
      - [Sleep]

Sleep, thou repose of all things; sleep, thou gentlest of the deities; thou peace of the mind, from which care flies; who doest soothe the hearts of men wearied with the toils of the day, and refittest them for labor.
      - [Sleep]

Small minds are captivated by trifles.
      - [Proverbs]

Take time: much may be gained by patience.
      - [Proverbs]

Tears are at times as eloquent as words. [Weeping hath a voice.]
      - [Proverbs]

That fair face will as years roll on lose its beauty, and old age will bring its wrinkles to the brow.
      - [Proverbs]

That pleasure which can be safely indulged in is the least inviting.
      - [Proverbs]

That tuneful nymph, the babbling Echo.
      - [Echo]

That which never has been, never is, and never will be.
      - [Proverbs]

That you may be beloved, be amiable.
      - [Love]

That, which has not its alternation of rest, will not last long.
      - [Proverbs]

The act is judged of by the event.
      - [Proverbs]


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