43 BC-18 AD, Roman Poet
'Tis best to be silent in a bad cause.
Ovid – [Silence]
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
Ovid – [Competition]
A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.
Ovid – [Honesty]
A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.
Ovid – [Leaders and Leadership]
A short absence is the safest.
Ovid – [Absence]
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 – [Change]
All things human hang by a slender thread; and that which seemed to stand strong suddenly falls and sinks in ruins.
Ovid – [Security]
Although they posses enough, and more than enough still they yearn for more.
Ovid – [Wealth]
Always have your hook baited, in the pool you least think, there will be a fish.
Ovid – [Opportunity]
An evil life is a kind of death.
Ovid – [Death and Dying]
As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity.
Ovid – [Friends and Friendship]
Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.
Ovid – [Sorrow]
Bear patiently with a rival.
Ovid – [Enemies]
Blemishes are hid by night and every fault forgiven; darkness makes any woman fair.
Ovid – [Night]
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
Ovid – [Fate]
Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.
Ovid – [Courage]
Daring is not safe against daring men.
Ovid – [Risk]
Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.
Ovid – [Perseverance]
Envy aims very high.
Ovid – [Envy]
Envy feeds on the living, after death it rests, then the honor of a man protects him.
Ovid – [Envy]