45 Motivational Ovid Quotes For Success In Life

Publius Ovidius Naso, known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus. He was a contemporary of the older Virgil and Horace, with whom he is often ranked as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature. These Ovid Quotes will motivate you.

Best Ovid Quotes

  1. Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you. ~ Ovid
  2. Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind and has given up worrying once and for all. ~ Ovid
  3. Love is no assignment for cowards. ~ Ovid
  4. What is harder than rock, or softer than water? Yet soft water hollows out hard rock. Persevere. ~ Ovid
  5. The purpose of law is to prevent the strong always having their way. ~ Ovid
  6. Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence. ~ Ovid

  7. A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace. ~ Ovid
  8. If you are not ready today, you will be even less so tomorrow. ~ Ovid
  9. “He lives well who lives retired and keeps
    His wants within the limits of his means.” ~ Ovid
  10. We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings. ~ Ovid
  11. 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
  12. Misfortunes often sharpen the genius. ~ Ovid
  13. “My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope. ~ Ovid

  14. [Lat., Et res non semper, spes mihi semper adest.]”
    Stop short of your appetite; eat less than you are able. ~ Ovid
  15. Difficulty is what wakes up the genius. ~ Ovid
  16. All things change, nothing is extinguished. There is nothing in the whole world which is permanent. Everything flows onward; all things are brought into being with a changing nature; the ages themselves glide by in constant movement. ~ Ovid
  17. If you want to be loved, be lovable. ~ Ovid
  18. What is without periods of rest will not endure. ~ Ovid
  19. When the roses are gone, nothing is left but the thorn. ~ Ovid
  20. Passion persuades me one way, reason another. I see the better and approve it, but I follow the worse. ~ Ovid
  21. Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by. ~ Ovid
  22. The brave find a home in every land. ~ Ovid
  23. All other creatures look down toward the earth, but man was given a face so that might turn his eyes toward the stars and his gaze upon the sky. ~ Ovid
  24. The result proves the wisdom of the act. ~ Ovid
  25. Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop ~ Ovid
  26. Nothing is stronger than habit. ~ Ovid

  27. The vulgar crowd values friends according to their usefulness. ~ Ovid
  28. A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward. ~ Ovid
  29. Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast. ~ Ovid
  30. Occupy yourself, and you will be out of harm’s way. ~ Ovid
  31. Those things that nature denied to human sight, she revealed to the eyes of the soul. ~ Ovid
  32. Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it. ~ Ovid
  33. Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour. ~ Ovid Quotes
  34. Fortune and love favor the brave. ~ Ovid

  35. I flee who chases me and chase who flees me. ~ Ovid
  36. The bold adventurer succeeds the best. ~ Ovid
  37. “Men do not value a good deed
    unless it brings a reward.” ~ Ovid
  38. Beauty is a fragile gift. ~ Ovid
  39. Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears. ~ Ovid
  40. There is nothing in the whole world which abides. All things are in a state of ebb and flow, and every shadow passes away. Even time itself, like a river, is constantly gliding away. ~ Ovid
  41. Whilst you are prosperous you can number many friends, but when the storm comes you are left alone. ~ Ovid
  42. There is no excellence uncoupled with difficulties. ~ Ovid
  43. Tears are at times as eloquent as words. [Weeping hath a voice.] ~ Ovid
  44. The more they drink the more they thirst. ~ Ovid
  45. I am the poet of the poor because I was poor when I loved; since I could not give gifts, I gave words. ~ Ovid
  46. Venus favors the bold.
  47. Happy the man who can count his sufferings. ~ Ovid

  48. All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.
  49. You will be melancholy if you are solitary.
  50. “The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean.” ~ Ovid
  51. “In our play, we reveal what kind of people we are.” ~ Ovid
  52. “There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.” ~ Ovid
  53. “I grabbed a pile of dust, and holding it up, foolishly asked for as many birthdays as the grains of dust, I forgot to ask that they be years of youth.” ~ Ovid
  54. “Habits change into character.” ~ Ovid
  55. “You will go most safely in the middle.” ~ Ovid

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