Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes

We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings.

There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.

Birth and ancestry, and that which we have not ourselves achieved, we can scarcely call our own.

What is allowed us is disagreeable, what is denied us causes us intense desire.

Who would have known of Hector, if Troy had been happy? The road to valor is built by adversity.

A short absence is safest.