Treasure Island

Publius Ovidius Naso


Quotations

  • ''The sea's vast depths lie open to the fish;
    Wherever the breezes blow the bird may fly;
    So to the brave man every land's a home.''
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) (43 B.C.-A.D. 17/18), Roman poet. Fasti, 1. 493-494.
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  • ''It is ill to marry in the month of May.''
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) (43 B.C.-A.D. 17/18), Roman poet. Fasti, 5. 490.
  • ''There is a god within us.''
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) (43 B.C.-A.D. 17/18), Roman poet. Fasti, 6. 5.
  • ''Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low.''
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) (43 B.C.-A.D. 17/18), Roman poet. Fasti, 1. 217-218.
  • ''Grant me profits only, grant me the joy of profit made,
    and see to it that I enjoy cheating the buyer!''
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) (43 B.C.-A.D. 17/18), Roman poet. Fasti, 5. 689-690.
  • ''The mind that's conscious of its rectitude,
    Laughs at the lies of rumor.''
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) (43 B.C.-A.D. 17/18), Roman poet. Fasti, 4. 311.
  • ''Love is too prone to trust. Would I could think
    My charges false and all too rashly made.''
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) (43 B.C.-A.D. 17/18), Roman poet. Heroides, 6. 21-22 (Hypsipyle to Jason).
  • ''With patience bear what pains you have deserved,
    Grieve, if you will, over what's unmerited.''
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) (43 B.C.-A.D. 17/18), Roman poet. Heroides, 5. 7-8 (Oenone to Paris).
  • ''You put aside the work that's done, and seek some work to do.''
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) (43 B.C.-A.D. 17/18), Roman poet. Heroides, 7. 13 (Dido to Aeneas).
  • ''Often they benefit who suffer wrong.''
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) (43 B.C.-A.D. 17/18), Roman poet. Heroides, 17. 187 (Helen to Paris).

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