Quotes from Ancient Times
What the rich and famous and wise said
Thoughtful and attentive words to contenplate learn from
Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.
Ovid 43 BC - c.17 AD
It is convenient that there be gods, and, as it is convenient, let us believe that there are.
You will go most safely by the middle way.
Plenty has made me poor.
I see the better things, and approve; I follow the worse.
Time the devourer of everything.
Far hence, keep far from me, you grim women!
Jupiter from on high laughs at lovers' perjuries.
If you want to be loved, be lovable.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them.
The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.
All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
Daring is not safe against daring men.
Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.
Those things that nature denied to human sight, she revealed to the eyes of the soul.
At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time.
Make the workmanship surpass the materials.
Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.
Little things please little minds.
Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour.
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.
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.
Anything cracked will shatter at a touch.
Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.
By yielding you may obtain victory
Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.
We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us.
Fortune resists half-hearted prayers.
It's a kindness that the mind can go where it wishes.
Be patient and tough. Someday this pain will be useful to you
He who is not prepared today will be less so tomorrow.