Ovid: Sweet Cash in Hand

Posted by admin on Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ovid Money Quote saying Having Money in your possession is by far more valued than some sweetness it could buy instead. Ovid said:
 
How little you know about the age you live in if you think that honey is sweeter than cash in hand Quote
 

“How little you know about the age you live in if you think that honey is sweeter than cash in hand” — Ovid

 

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Ovid is comparing the sweetness of honey to the value of having money readily available, or “cash in hand.” He means that in his time, having money was considered even more desirable and satisfying than enjoying something sweet like honey. Ovid is saying that people in his age valued money and financial security more than fleeting pleasures.

So when he says “honey is sweeter than cash in hand,” he really means the opposite – that having money available is more worthwhile than any sweetness it could buy. The quote suggests that monetary wealth was highly prized by many in Ovid’s society.

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