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Roman poet
(43 BC - c. 17 AD)
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Here shame dissuades him, there his fear prevails,
  And each by turns his aching heart assails.
      - Metamorphoses
         (bk. III, Transformation of Actoeon, l. 73),
        (Addison's translation) [Shame]

And I will capture your minds with sweet novelty.
  [Lat., Dulcique animos novitate tenebo.]
      - Metamorphoses (bk. IV, 284) [Novelty]

Those graceful groves that shade the plain,
  Where Tiber rolls majestic to the main,
    And flattens, as he runs, the fair campagne.
      - Metamorphoses
         (bk. XIV, Aeneas Arrives in Italy, l. 8),
        (Sir Samuel Garth's translation)
        [Tiber River]

Ill habits gather by unseen degrees,
  As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
      - Metamorphoses (bk. XV, l. 155),
        (Dryden's translation) [Habit]

Then the Omnipotent Father with his thunder made Olympus tremble, and from Ossa hurled Pelion.
      - Metamorphoses (I) [Mountains]

Riches, the incentives to evil, are dug out of the earth.
  [Lat., Effodiuntur opes irritamenta malorum.]
      - Metamorphoses (I, 140) [Wealth]

We two [Deucalion and Pyrrha, after the deluge] form a multitude.
  [Lat., Nos duo turba sumus.]
      - Metamorphoses (I, 355) [Future]

Agreeing to differ.
  [Lat., Discors concordia.]
      - Metamorphoses (I, 433) [Argument]

Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs.
  [Lat., Hei mihi! quod nullis amor est medicabilis herbis.]
      - Metamorphoses (I, 523) [Love]

God gave man an upright countenance to survey the heavens, and to look upward to the stars.
  [Lat., Os homini sublime dedit coelumque tueri
    Jussit; et erectos ad sidera tollere vultus.]
      - Metamorphoses (I, 85) [Man]

Habit had made the custom.
  [Lat., Morem fecerat usus.]
      - Metamorphoses (II, 345) [Habit]

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

Majesty and love do not well agree, nor do they live together.
  [Lat., Non bene conveniunt, nec in una sede morantur,
    Majestas et amor.]
      - Metamorphoses (II, 846) [Love]

Man should ever look to his last day, and no one should be called happy before his funeral.
  [Lat., Ultima semper
    Expectanda dies homini est, dicique beatus
      Ante obitum nemo et suprema funera debet.]
      - Metamorphoses (III, 135) [Death]

Death is not grievous to me, for I shall lay aside my pains by death.
  [Lat., Nec mihi mors gravis est posituro morte dolores.]
      - Metamorphoses (III, 471) [Death]

A spirit superior to every weapon.
  [Lat., Teloque animus praestantior omni.]
      - Metamorphoses (III, 54) [Spirit]

To wish for death is a coward's part.
  [Lat., Timidi est optare necem.]
      - Metamorphoses (IV, 115) [Cowards]

The cause is hidden, but the result is known.
  [Lat., Causa latet: vis est notissima.]
      - Metamorphoses (IV, 287) [Cause]

It is lawful to be taught by an enemy.
  [Lat., Fas est ab hoste doceri.]
      - Metamorphoses (IV, 428) [Teaching]

The gods have their own laws.
  [Lat., Sunt superis sua jura.]
      - Metamorphoses (IX, 499) [Law]

You will hardly conquer, but conquer you must.
  [Lat., Male vincetis, sed vincite.]
      - Metamorphoses (IX, 509) [Conquest]

A pious fraud.
  [Lat., Pia fraus.]
      - Metamorphoses (IX, 711) [Deceit]

As the hawk is wont to pursue the trembling doves.
  [Lat., Ut solet accipiter trepidas agitare columbas.]
      - Metamorphoses (V, 606) [Doves]

Heavens! what thick darkness pervades the minds of men.
  [Lat., Pro superi! quantum mortalia pectora caecae,
    Noctis habent.]
      - Metamorphoses (VI, 472) [Mind]

If it were in my power, I would be wiser; but a newly felt power carries me off in spite of myself; love leads me one way, my understanding another.
  [Lat., Si possem sanior essem.
    Sed trahit invitam nova vis; aliudque Cupido,
      Mens aliud.]
      - Metamorphoses (VII, 18) [Influence]

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