Fools laugh at the Latin language. -Rident stolidi verba Latina
Ovid (43 BC - c. 18 AD)
Contributed by: Zaady
A boar is often held by a not-so-large dog. -A cane non magno saepe tenetur aper
Add little to little and there will be a big pile.
There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.
We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings.
A burden which is done well becomes light. -Leve fit, quod bene fertur, onus
The burden becomes light which is cheerfully borne.
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.
It is art to conceal art. -Ars est celare artem
Source: Metamorphoses, xiii.
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