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Ovid: Quotes & Facts

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This book is an anthology of quotes from Ovid and selected facts about Ovid. It grants his reflections on subjects ranging from Philosophy and Love to Meaning of Life; in addition, the book shows the personality of Ovid:

“A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.”

“A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.”

“A safe pleasure is a tame pleasure.”

“A short absence is the safest.”

“Little things please little minds.”

“Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.”

“Love is a naked child: do you think he has pockets for money?”

“The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean.”

“Venus favors the bold.”

“We two are to ourselves a crowd.”

“What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.”

“When a rose dies, a thorn is left behind.”

“Whether they give or refuse, it delights women

just the same to have been asked.”

“You can learn from anyone even your enemy.”

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