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OVID (PUBLIUS OVIDIUS NASO)
Roman poet
(43 BC - c. 17 AD)
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An evil life is a kind of death.
  [Lat., Genus est mortis male vivere.]
      - Epistoloe Ex Ponto (III, 4, 75) [Evil]

Though the power be wanting, yet the wish is praiseworthy.
  [Lat., Ut desint vires tamen est laudanda voluntas.]
      - Epistoloe Ex Ponto (III, 4, 79) [Power]

There is a divinity within our breast.
  [Lat., Deus est in pectore nostro.]
      - Epistoloe Ex Ponto (III, 4, 93) [Soul]

Believe me, the gods spare the afflicted, and do not always oppress those who are unfortunate.
  [Lat., Crede mihi, miseris coelestia numina parcunt;
    Nec semper laesos, et sine fine, premunt.]
      - Epistoloe Ex Ponto (III, 6, 21)
        [Affliction]

When time has assuaged the wounds of the mind, he who unseasonably reminds us of them, opens them afresh.
  [Lat., At cum longa dies sedavit vulnera mentis,
    Intempestive qui fovet illa novat.]
      - Epistoloe Ex Ponto (IV, 11, 19) [Memory]

Believe me; it is prudence that first forsakes the wretched.
  [Lat., Crede mihi; miseros prudentia prima relinquit.]
      - Epistoloe Ex Ponto (IV, 12, 47) [Prudence]

The love of glory gives an immense stimulus.
  [Lat., Immensum gloria calcar habet.]
      - Epistoloe Ex Ponto (IV, 2, 36) [Glory]

All human things hang on a slender thread, the strongest fall with a sudden crash.
  [Lat., Omnia sunt hominum tenui pendentia filo:
    Et subito casu, quae valuere, ruunt.]
      - Epistoloe Ex Ponto (IV, 3, 35)
        [Uncertainty]

Heaven makes sport of human affairs, and the present hour gives no sure promise of the next.
  [Lat., Ludit in humanis divina potentia rebus,
    Et certam praesens vix habet hora fidem.]
      - Epistoloe Ex Ponto (IV, 3, 49)
        [Future : Time]

Writings survive the years; it is by writings that you know Agamemnon, and those who fought for or against him.
  [Lat., Scripta ferunt annos; scriptis Agamemnona nosti,
    Et quisquis contra vel simul arma tulit.]
      - Epistoloe Ex Ponto (IV, 8, 51)
        [Authorship]

The mind alone can not be exiled.
  [Lat., Mens sola loco non exulat.]
      - Epistoloe Ex Ponto (IV, 9, 41) [Mind]

The gift derives its value from the rank of the giver.
  [Lat., Majestatem res data dantis habet.]
      - Epistoloe Ex Ponto (IV, 9, 68) [Gifts]

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.
  [Lat., Factis ignoscite nostris
    Si scelus ingenio scitis abesse meo.]
      - Fasti (bk. III, 309) [Crime]

A mind conscious of right laughs at the falsehoods of rumour.
  [Lat., Conscia mens recti famae mendacia risit.]
      - Fasti (bk. IV, 311) [Mind]

The need has gone; the memorial thereof remains.
  [Lat., Factum abiit; monumenta manent.]
      - Fasti (bk. IV, 709) [Monuments]

There is a God within us, and we glow when he stirs us.
  [Lat., Est deus in nobis: agitante calescimus illo.]
      - Fasti (bk. VI, 5) [God]

The ungovernable passion for wealth.
  [Lat., Opum furiata cupido.]
      - Fasti (I, 211) [Wealth]

Money nowadays is money; money brings office; money gains friends; everywhere the poor man is down.
  [Lat., In pretio pretium nunc est; dat census honores,
    Census amicitias; pauper ubique jacet.]
      - Fasti (I, 217) [Money]

According to the state of a man's conscience, so do hope and fear on account of his deeds arise in his mind.
  [Lat., Conscia mens ut cuique sua est, ita concipit intra
    Pectora pro facto spemque metumque suo.]
      - Fasti (I, 485) [Conscience]

The brave find a home in every land.
  [Lat., Omne solum forti patria est.]
      - Fasti (I, 493) [Bravery]

The whole earth is the brave man's country.
  [Lat., Omne solum forti patria est.]
      - Fasti (I, 501) [Patriotism]

The gods see the deeds of the righteous.
  [Lat., Di pia facta vident.]
      - Fasti (II, 117) [Deeds]

There is no need of words; believe facts.
  [Lat., Non opus est verbis, credite rebus.]
      - Fasti (II, 734) [Words]

The mind conscious of innocence despises false reports: but we are a set always ready to believe a scandal.
  [Lat., Conscia mens recti famae mendacia risit:
    Sed nos in vitium credula turba sumus.]
      - Fasti (IV, 311) [Scandal]

For this reason, if you believe proverbs, let me tell you the common one: "It is unlucky to marry in May."
  [Lat., Hac quoque de causa, si te proverbia tangunt,
    Mense malos Maio nubere vulgus ait.]
      - Fasti (V, 489) [Matrimony]


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