Ovid's Famous Quotes & Sayings

100 Ovid's Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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Not for any one man's delight has Nature made
the sun, the wind, the waters; all are free.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Not for any one man's delight has Nature madethe sun, the wind, the waters; all
You start in April and cross to the time of May
One has you as it leaves, one as it comes
Since the edges of these months are yours and defer
To you, either of them suits your praises.
The Circus continues and the theatre's lauded palm,
Let this song, too, join the Circus spectacle.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: You start in April and cross to the time of MayOne has you as it
Some wounds grow worse beneath the surgeon's hand;
Better that they were not touched at all.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Some wounds grow worse beneath the surgeon's hand;Better that they were not touched at all.
Enhance and intensify one's vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the highest and deepest reality.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Enhance and intensify one's vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the
There is a good deal in a man's mode of eating.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: There is a good deal in a man's mode of eating.
The mind that's conscious of its rectitude,
Laughs at the lies of rumor.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: The mind that's conscious of its rectitude,Laughs at the lies of rumor.
Sweet Echo, sweetest nymph that liv'st unseen
Within thy airy shell
By slow Meander's margent green,
And in the violet-imbroider'd vale
Where the love-lorn nightingale
Nightly to thee her sad song mourneth well:
Canst thou not tell me of a gentle pair
That likest thy Narcissus are?
John Milton Ovid's Sayings By John Milton: Sweet Echo, sweetest nymph that liv'st unseenWithin thy airy shellBy slow Meander's margent green,And in
Face troubles from their birth, for 'tis too late to cure
When long delay has given the evil strength.
Haste then; postpone not to the coming hour: tomorrow
He'll be less ready who's not ready now.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Face troubles from their birth, for 'tis too late to cureWhen long delay has given
Women's words are as light as the doomed leaves whirling in autumn, Easily swept by the wind, easily drowned by the wave.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Women's words are as light as the doomed leaves whirling in autumn, Easily swept by
It's useful that there should be Gods, so let's believe there are.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: It's useful that there should be Gods, so let's believe there are.
There is nothing constant in the universe. All ebb and flow, and every shape that's born, bears in its womb the seeds of change.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: There is nothing constant in the universe. All ebb and flow, and every shape that's
Rare is the virtue that's not ruled by Fortune,
That stands unshaken even when Fortune flees.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Rare is the virtue that's not ruled by Fortune,That stands unshaken even when Fortune flees.
Let others seek safety. Nothing is safer than misfortune,
Where there's no fear of greater ill to come.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Let others seek safety. Nothing is safer than misfortune,Where there's no fear of greater ill
When I was teaching Latin in girls' schools before I became a writer, I didn't much like it if parents would come in and say, 'We'll have less of the Ovid and Virgil and more of the grammar, please.' After all, I was the one in charge. That's how I feel about doctors. You should trust them to do their job properly.Maeve Binchy Ovid's Sayings By Maeve Binchy: When I was teaching Latin in girls' schools before I became a writer, I didn't
At some point in the evening Dellarobia had stopped being amazed that Ovid had turned into someone new, and understood he had become himself, in the presence of his wife. With the sense of a great weight settling, she recognized marriage. Not the precarious risk she's balanced for years against forbidden fruits, something easily lost in a brittle moment by flying away or jumping a train to ride off on someone else's steam. She was not about to lose it. She'd never had it.Barbara Kingsolver Ovid's Sayings By Barbara Kingsolver: At some point in the evening Dellarobia had stopped being amazed that Ovid had turned
Ovid lies here, the poet, skilled in love's gentle sport;
By his own talents he worked his undoing.
Oh, you who pass by, if ever you have loved,
Think it not a burden to wish him calm repose.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Ovid lies here, the poet, skilled in love's gentle sport;By his own talents he worked
Destroy our leisure and you break love's bow.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Destroy our leisure and you break love's bow.
Sleep, nature's rest, divine tranquility, That brings peace to the mind ...Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Sleep, nature's rest, divine tranquility, That brings peace to the mind ...
Occupy yourself, and you will be out of harm's way.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Occupy yourself, and you will be out of harm's way.
Long before the idea of a writer's conference was a glimmer in anyone's eye, writers learned by reading the work of their predecessors. They studied meter with Ovid, plot construction with Homer, comedy with Aristophanes; they honed their prose style by absorbing the lucid sentences of Montaigne and Samuel Johnson.Francine Prose Ovid's Sayings By Francine Prose: Long before the idea of a writer's conference was a glimmer in anyone's eye, writers
With wavering steps does fickle fortune stray,
Nowhere she finds a firm and fixed abode;
But now all smiles, and now again all frowns,
She's constant only in inconstancy.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: With wavering steps does fickle fortune stray,Nowhere she finds a firm and fixed abode;But now
Love's dominion, like a kings, admits of no partition.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Love's dominion, like a kings, admits of no partition.
If the subject's easy we may all be wise;
What stands unfirm, the smallest force overthrows.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: If the subject's easy we may all be wise;What stands unfirm, the smallest force overthrows.
Put faith in one who's had experience.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Put faith in one who's had experience.
In our leisure we reveal what kind of people we are.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: In our leisure we reveal what kind of people we are.
There is a god within us, and the heavens
Have intercourse with earth; from realms above
That spirit comes.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: There is a god within us, and the heavensHave intercourse with earth; from realms aboveThat
O gods, If any gods will listen, I deserve Punishment surely, I do not refuse it, But lest, in living, I offend the living, Offend the dead in death, drive me away From either realm, change me somehow, refuse me Both life and death!
-- Myrrha, before being transformed into a tree
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: O gods, If any gods will listen, I deserve Punishment surely, I do not refuse
It is lawful to be taught by an enemy. Fas est ab hoste doceri.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: It is lawful to be taught by an enemy. Fas est ab hoste doceri.
Thus I am not able to exist either with you or without you; and I seem not to know my own wishes.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Thus I am not able to exist either with you or without you; and I
The wild boar is often held by a small dog.
[Lat., A cane non magno saepe tenetur aper.]
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: The wild boar is often held by a small dog.[Lat., A cane non magno saepe
Thanks are justly due for boons unboughtOvid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Thanks are justly due for boons unbought
Isn't the best defense always a good attack?Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Isn't the best defense always a good attack?
In an easy cause anyone can be eloquent; the slightest strength is enough to break what is already shattered.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: In an easy cause anyone can be eloquent; the slightest strength is enough to break
The crop always seems better in our neighbor's field, and our neighbor's cow gives more milk.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: The crop always seems better in our neighbor's field, and our neighbor's cow gives more
According to the state of a man's conscience, so do hope and fear on account of his deeds arise in his mind.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: According to the state of a man's conscience, so do hope and fear on account
Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name.
Look at the four-spaced year
That imitates four seasons of our lives;
First Spring, that delicate season, bright with flowers,
Quickening, yet shy, and like a milk-fed child,
Its way unsteady while the countryman
Delights in promise of another year.
Green meadows wake to bloom, frail shoots and grasses,
And then Spring turns to Summer's hardiness,
The boy to manhood. There's no time of year
Of greater richness, warmth, and love of living,
New strength untried. And after Summer, Autumn,
First flushes gone, the temperate season here
Midway between quick youth and growing age,
And grey hair glinting when the head turns toward us,
Then senile Winter, bald or with white hair,
Terror in palsy as he walks alone.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Look at the four-spaced yearThat imitates four seasons of our lives;First Spring, that delicate season,
The poet's labors are a work of joy, and require peace of mind.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: The poet's labors are a work of joy, and require peace of mind.
Beauty is heaven's gift, and how few can boast of beauty.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Beauty is heaven's gift, and how few can boast of beauty.
Inde fernut, titidem qui vivere debeat annos, corpre de patrio parvum phenica renasci' It's from Ovid. It means, 'A little phoenix is born anew from the father's body, fated to live the same number of years.Ian Caldwell Ovid's Sayings By Ian Caldwell: Inde fernut, titidem qui vivere debeat annos, corpre de patrio parvum phenica renasci' It's from
The sea's vast depths lie open to the fish;
Wherever the breezes blow the bird may fly;
So to the brave man every land's a home.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: The sea's vast depths lie open to the fish;Wherever the breezes blow the bird may
Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.
Beneath the sun's rays our shadow is our comrade;
When clouds obscure the sun our shadow flees.
So Fortune's smiles the fickle crowd pursues,
But swift is gone whenever she veils her face.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Beneath the sun's rays our shadow is our comrade;When clouds obscure the sun our shadow
That's one of the greatest curses ever inflicted on the human race, memory.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: That's one of the greatest curses ever inflicted on the human race, memory.
I think there might even come a time when I would read Virgil again. Ovid's Metamorphoses, perhaps, not because the music goes round and round and never comes out, but because it's an extraordinary picture of ceaseless change that never comes to an end.William Golding Ovid's Sayings By William Golding: I think there might even come a time when I would read Virgil again. Ovid's
My mind leads me to speak now of forms changed into new bodies: O gods above, inspire this undertaking (which you've changed as well) and guide my poem in its epic sweep from the world's beginning to the present day. TheOvid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: My mind leads me to speak now of forms changed into new bodies: O gods
For God's sake, man," Ovid nearly shouted, "the damn globe is catching fire, and the islands are drowning. The evidence is staring them in the face.Barbara Kingsolver Ovid's Sayings By Barbara Kingsolver: For God's sake, man," Ovid nearly shouted, "the damn globe is catching fire, and the
It's right to learn, even from the enemy.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: It's right to learn, even from the enemy.
Zero-sum thinking is a name for envy. Ovid, in his Metamorphoses, gives an apt description of the "House of Envy" (as a poet in that most zero-sum of political systems, the Roman empire, might): "Envy within, busy at the meal of snake's flesh... her tongue dripped venom. Only the sight of suffering could bring a smile to her lips. She never knew the comfort of sleep, but... looked with dismay on men's good fortune... She could hardly refrain from weeping when she saw no cause for tears." I didn't know Hillary Clinton's involvement in politics dated back to the reign of Augustus. ThenP. J. O'Rourke Ovid's Sayings By P. J. O'Rourke: Zero-sum thinking is a name for envy. Ovid, in his Metamorphoses, gives an apt description
Behold great Whitman, whose licentious line Delights the rake, and warms the souls of swine; Whose fever'd fancy shuns the measur'd pace, And copies Ovid's filth without his grace. In his rough brain a genius might have grown, Had he not sought to play the brute alone; But void of shame, he let his wit run wild, And liv'd and wrote as Adam's bestial child.H.P. Lovecraft Ovid's Sayings By H.P. Lovecraft: Behold great Whitman, whose licentious line Delights the rake, and warms the souls of swine;
A journalist's job is to collect information," Ovid said to Pete.
"Nope," Pete said. "That's what we do. It's not what they do."
Dellarobia was unready to be pushed out of the conversation just like that. "Then what do you think the news people drive their Jeeps all the way out here for?"
"To shore up the prevailing view of their audience and sponsors."
"Pete takes a dim view of his fellow humans," Ovid said. "He prefers insects.
Dellarobia turned her chair halfway around to face Pete, scraping noisily against the cement floor. "You're saying people only tune in to news they know they're going to agree with?"
"Bingo," said Pete.
Barbara Kingsolver Ovid's Sayings By Barbara Kingsolver: A journalist's job is to collect information," Ovid said to Pete. "Nope," Pete said. "That's
Fas est ab hoste doceri.
One should learn even from one's enemies.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Fas est ab hoste doceri.One should learn even from one's enemies.
From high Meonia's rocky shores I came, Of poor decsent, Acoetes is my name, My sire was measly born: no oxen ploughed, His fruitful fields, nor in his pastures lowed, His whole estate within the waters lay' With lines and hooks he caught the finny prey; His art was all his livelehood, which he Thus with his dying lips bequeathed to me: In streams, my boy, and rivers take thy chance; There swims', said he, Thy whole inheritance.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: From high Meonia's rocky shores I came, Of poor decsent, Acoetes is my name, My
The first thing to get in your head is that every single
Girl can be caught - and that you'll catch her if
You set your toils right. Birds will sooner fall dumb in
Springtime,
Cicadas in summer, or a hunting-dog
Turn his back on a hare, than a lover's bland inducements
Can fail with a woman, Even one you suppose
Reluctant will want it.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: The first thing to get in your head is that every singleGirl can be caught
She made up prayers and said them,
Worshipping unknown gods with unknown singing,
Her customary magic, which would cover
The white moon's face and darken the sun with cloud.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: She made up prayers and said them,Worshipping unknown gods with unknown singing,Her customary magic, which
When the character's right, looks are a greater delight.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: When the character's right, looks are a greater delight.
What is it with Dictators and Writers, anyway? Since before the infamous Caesar-Ovid war they've had beef. Like the Fantastic Four and Galactus, like the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, like the Teen Titans and Deathstroke, Foreman and Ali, Morrison and Crouch, Sammy and Sergio, they seemed destined to be eternally linked in the Halls of Battle. Rushdie claims that tyrants and scribblers are natural antagonists, but I think that's too simple; it lets writers off pretty easy. Dictators, in my opinion, just know competition when they see it. Same with writers. Like, after all, recognizes like.Junot Diaz Ovid's Sayings By Junot Diaz: What is it with Dictators and Writers, anyway? Since before the infamous Caesar-Ovid war they've
The god of Delos, proud in victory,
Saw Cupid draw his bow's taut arc, and said:
'Mischievous boy, what are a brave man's arms
To you? That gear becomes my shoulders best.
My aim is sure; I wound my enemies,
I wound wild beasts; my countless arrows slew
But now the bloated Python, whose vast coils
Across so many acres spread their blight.
You and your loves! You have your torch to light them!Let that content you; never claim my fame!'
And Venus' son replied: 'Your bow, Apollo,
May vanquish all, but mine shall vanquish you.
As every creature yields to power divine,
So likewise shall your glory yield to mine.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: The god of Delos, proud in victory,Saw Cupid draw his bow's taut arc, and said:'Mischievous
Tis base to plead the unhappy prisoner's cause,
With eloquence that's bought.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Tis base to plead the unhappy prisoner's cause,With eloquence that's bought.
Take away leisure and Cupid's bow is brokenOvid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Take away leisure and Cupid's bow is broken
It's a kindness that the mind can go where it wishes.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: It's a kindness that the mind can go where it wishes.
A part of what makes myths live is their multiplicity, the way different voices retell them in every generation. Homer survives because his poetry was outstanding, yes, but also because he's been passed down by so many by luminaries like Vergil and Ovid, Shakespeare, James Joyce and Margaret Atwood, but also by countless others. I wanted to do my part for these tremendous stories.Madeline Miller Ovid's Sayings By Madeline Miller: A part of what makes myths live is their multiplicity, the way different voices retell
Women can always be caught; that's the first rule of the game.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Women can always be caught; that's the first rule of the game.
We take no pleasure in permitted joys,
But what's forbidden is more keenly sought.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: We take no pleasure in permitted joys,But what's forbidden is more keenly sought.
Bring a lawsuit against a man who can pay; the poor man's acts are not worth the expenseOvid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Bring a lawsuit against a man who can pay; the poor man's acts are not
I think that the power of art is the power to wake us up, strike us to our depths, change us. What are we searching for when we read a novel, see a film, listen to a piece of music? We are searching, through a work of art, for something that alters us, that we weren't aware of before. We want to transform ourselves, just as Ovid's masterwork transformed me.Jhumpa Lahiri Ovid's Sayings By Jhumpa Lahiri: I think that the power of art is the power to wake us up, strike
Our neighbour's crop is always more fruitful and his cattle produce more milk than our own.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Our neighbour's crop is always more fruitful and his cattle produce more milk than our
Just take me and molt me and turn me inside out, till, like a character in Ovid, I become one with your lust, that's what I wanted. Give me a blindfold, hold my hand, and don't ask me to think - will you do that for me?Andre Aciman Ovid's Sayings By Andre Aciman: Just take me and molt me and turn me inside out, till, like a character
A woman is a creature that's always shopping.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: A woman is a creature that's always shopping.
The judge's duty is to inquire about the time, as well as the facts.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: The judge's duty is to inquire about the time, as well as the facts.
Man's last day must ever be awaited and none to be
counted happy until his death, until his last funeral rites
are paid.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Man's last day must ever be awaited and none to becounted happy until his death,
There are other books in a man's library besides Ovid, and after dawdling ever so long at a woman's knee, one day he gets up and is free. We have all been there; we have all had the fever
the strongest and the smallest, from Samson, Hercules, Rinaldo, downward: but it burns out, and you get well.
William Makepeace Thackeray Ovid's Sayings By William Makepeace Thackeray: There are other books in a man's library besides Ovid, and after dawdling ever so
And warns us to use life's beauty as it blooms. The thorn is spurned when the rose has dropped.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: And warns us to use life's beauty as it blooms. The thorn is spurned when
Ah me! how easy it is (how much all have experienced it) to indulge in brave words in another person's trouble.
[Lat., Hei mihi, quam facile est (quamvis hic contigit omnes),
Alterius lucta fortia verba loqui!]
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Ah me! how easy it is (how much all have experienced it) to indulge in
The mind grows sicker than the body in contemplation of it's suffering.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: The mind grows sicker than the body in contemplation of it's suffering.
We beg one hour of death, that neither she
With widow's tears may live to bury me,
Nor weeping I, with wither'd arms, may bear
My breathless Baucis to the sepulchre.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: We beg one hour of death, that neither sheWith widow's tears may live to bury
Remove the temptation of idleness and Cupid's bow is useless.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Remove the temptation of idleness and Cupid's bow is useless.
Pleasure is sweetest when 'tis paid for by another's pain.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Pleasure is sweetest when 'tis paid for by another's pain.
Frightened, he runs off to the silent fields
and howls aloud, attempting speech in vain;
foam gathers at the corners of his mouth;
he turns his lust for slaughter on the flocks,
and mangles them, rejoicing still in blood.
His garments now become a shaggy pelt;
his arms turn into legs, and he, to wolf
while still retaining traces of the man:
greyness the same, the same cruel visage,
the same cold eyes and bestial appearance. ~ The story of King Lycaon from Ovid's Metamorphosis, Book I, ll. 321-331 tr. Charles Martin
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Frightened, he runs off to the silent fields and howls aloud, attempting speech in vain;
Nothing aids which may not also injure us.
Fire serves us well, but he who plots to burn
His neighbor's roof arms his hands with fire.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Nothing aids which may not also injure us.Fire serves us well, but he who plots
156. By faithful study of the nobler arts, our nature's softened, and more gentle grows.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: 156. By faithful study of the nobler arts, our nature's softened, and more gentle grows.
Venus of Eryx, from her mountain throne,
Saw Hades and clasped her swift-winged son, and said:
'Cupid, my child, my warrior, my power,
Take those sure shafts with which you conquer all,
And shoot your speedy arrows to the heart
Of the great god to whom the last lot fell
When the three realms were drawn. Your mastery
Subdues the gods of heaven and even Jove,
Subdues the ocean's deities and him,
Even him, who rules the ocean's deities.
Why should Hell lag behind? Why not there too
Extend your mother's empire and your own ... ?
Then Cupid, guided by his mother, opened
His quiver of all his thousand arrows
Selected one, the sharpest and the surest,
The arrow most obedient to the bow,
And bent the pliant horn against his knee
And shot the barbed shaft deep in Pluto's heart.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Venus of Eryx, from her mountain throne,Saw Hades and clasped her swift-winged son, and said:'Cupid,
O fool, what else is sleep but chill death's likeness?Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: O fool, what else is sleep but chill death's likeness?
The whole earth is the brave man's country.
[Lat., Omne solum forti patria est.]
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: The whole earth is the brave man's country.[Lat., Omne solum forti patria est.]
When I was from Cupid's passions free, my Muse was mute and wrote no elegy.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: When I was from Cupid's passions free, my Muse was mute and wrote no elegy.
Who gives to Aristaeus honey;
Or wine to Bacchus, or Triptolemus
Earth's fruits, or apples to Alcinous?
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Who gives to Aristaeus honey;Or wine to Bacchus, or TriptolemusEarth's fruits, or apples to Alcinous?
You put aside the work that's done, and seek some work to do.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: You put aside the work that's done, and seek some work to do.
I got nervous at bulls and eagles,
Trying to figure what shape Zeus might take for sex
When it could be your turn next. But now I don't care any longer,
I've come to my senses, your profile leaves me cold.
Why am I different? you ask. I'll tell you. Because you keep nagging
For presents. That's what turns me off.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: I got nervous at bulls and eagles,Trying to figure what shape Zeus might take for
With patience bear what pains you have deserved,
Grieve, if you will, over what's unmerited.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: With patience bear what pains you have deserved,Grieve, if you will, over what's unmerited.
A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man's brow.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn;
Her clear conscience mocked rumour's mendacity, But we are a mob prone to credit sin.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Her clear conscience mocked rumour's mendacity, But we are a mob prone to credit sin.
Tis on the living Envy feeds. She silent grows
When, after death, man's honor is his guard.
So I, when on the pyre consumed I lie,
Shall live, for all that's noblest will survive.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Tis on the living Envy feeds. She silent growsWhen, after death, man's honor is his
Alas! how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Alas! how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks.
Tis not always in a physician's power to cure the sick; at times the disease is stronger than trained art.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Tis not always in a physician's power to cure the sick; at times the disease
Their love was equal; on the hills they roamed together, and together they would go back to their cave; and this time too they went into the Lapith's palace side by side and side by side were fighting in the fray. A javelin (no knowing from whose hand) came from the left and wounded Cyllarus, landing below the place where the chest joins neck
slight wound, but when the point was pulled away, cold grew his damaged heart and cold his limbs. Hylonome embraced him as he died, caressed the wound and, putting lips to lips, she tried to stay his spirit as it fled. And when she saw him lifeless, she moaned words that in that uproar failed to reach my ears; and fell upon the spear that pierced her love, and, dying, held her husband in her arms.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Their love was equal; on the hills they roamed together, and together they would go
My soul would sing of metamorphoses.
But since, o gods, you were the source of these
bodies becoming other bodies, breathe
your breath into my book of changes: may
the song I sing be seamless as its way
weaves from the world's beginning to our day.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: My soul would sing of metamorphoses.But since, o gods, you were the source of thesebodies
Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned.Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned.
When worse may yet befall, there's room for prayer,
But when our fortune's at its lowest ebb,
We trample fear beneath our feet, and live
Without a fear of evil yet to come.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: When worse may yet befall, there's room for prayer,But when our fortune's at its lowest
Later, at four in the morning, Myron encounters his eldest son, Sean, in the kitchen. They talk about schoolwork (Sean has an imminent exam), about what Sean would like to become (a physicist and a poet). "Medio tutissimus ibis," Sean's father says, and the son translates, "You will be safest in the middle." (All three boys know their Ovid.) Son and father regard each other, and Myron says, or perhaps merely thinks, the following: "My son, I remember when our family was only you and your mother and I. . . . I remember when this refrigerator was hung with your nursery drawings. I remember when you put your child's hand so gently against Leo's infant cheek, silk touching silk, I remember so much, I would keep you here until morning telling you, beloved boy, but now I must go to bed.Edith Pearlman Ovid's Sayings By Edith Pearlman: Later, at four in the morning, Myron encounters his eldest son, Sean, in the kitchen.
The raven once in snowy plumes was drest,
White as the whitest dove's unsullied breast,
Fair as the guardian of the Capitol,
Soft as the swan; a large and lovely fowl
His tongue, his prating tongue had changed him quite
To sooty blackness from the purest white.
Ovid Ovid's Sayings By Ovid: The raven once in snowy plumes was drest,White as the whitest dove's unsullied breast,Fair as