In Latin: "Qui nolet fieri desidiosus, amet!" Source: Amores (The Loves), I, ix, 46. Variation: Let who does not wish to be idle fall in love
Epistulae ex Ponto ("Letters from the Black Sea"), Book I
“Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish.”
Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love), bk. III
In Latin: Hei mihi! quod nullis amor est medicabilis herbis. From: Metamorphoses ("Transformations"), I, 523.
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsOvid
Bio: Publius Ovidius Naso, known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who is best known as the author of the three major collections of poetry, the Heroides, Amores and Ars Amatoria, and of the Metamorphoses, a mythological hexameter poem.
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“Genius is, to be sure, not a matter of arbitrariness, but rather of freedom, just as wit, love, and faith, which once shall become arts and disciplines. We should demand genius from everybody, without, however, expecting it.”