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
The Heroïdes: Or, Epistles of the Heroines. The Amours, Art of Love, Remedy of Love, and Minor Works of Ovid (1864 edition)
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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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