Venus smiles not in a house of tears. [ William Shakespeare ]
Dare to act! Even Venus aids the bold. [ Tibullus ]
Venus always saves the lover whom she leads. [ Delatouche ]
Venus, thy eternal sway all the race of men obey. [ Euripides ]
Love seldom haunts the breast where learning lies,
And Venus sets ere Mercury can rise. [ Pope ]
Venus herself, if she were bold, would not be Venus. [ Apuleius ]
Imperious Venus is less potent than caressing Venus.
Venus was the daughter of the waves. She gave birth to Love: we can expect nothing but tempest from a daughter of the sea.
Truth, like the Venus de Medici, will pass down in thirty fragments to posterity; but posterity will collect and recompose them into a goddess. [ Richter ]
Ambition is like a frog sitting on a Venus Flytrap. The flytrap can bite and bite, but it won't bother the frog because it only has little tiny plant teeth. But some other stuff could happen and it could be like ambition. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
A book becomes a mirror, with the author's face shining over it. Talent only gives an imperfect image, - the broken glimmer of a countenance. But the features of genius remain unruffled. Time guards the shadow. Beauty, the spiritual Venus, - whose children are the Tassos, the Spensers, the Bacons, - breathes the magic of her love, and fixes the face forever. [ Willmott ]
A town, before it can be plundered and deserted, must first be taken; and in this particular Venus has borrowed a law from her consort Mars. A woman that wishes to retain her suitor must keep him in the trenches; for this is a siege which the besieger never raises for want of supplies, since a feast is more fatal to love than a fast, and a surfeit than a starvation. Inanition may cause it to die a slow death, but repletion always destroys it by a sudden one. [ Colton ]