Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well.
Wine and women bring misery.
Tomorrow's life is too late. Live today.
Can the fish love the fisherman?
[Lat., Piscatorem piscis amare potest?]
Believing hear, what you deserve to hear:
Your birthday as my own to me is dear...
But yours gives most; for mine did only lend
Me to the world; yours gave to me a friend.
Be merry if you are wise.
I believe that man to be wretched whom none can please.
The African lions rush to attack bulls; they do not attack butterflies.
[Lat., In tauros Libyci ruunt leones;
Non sunt papilionibus molesti.]
Givers of great dinners know few enemies.
Live thy life as it were spoil and pluck the joys that fly.
He writes nothing whose writings are not read.
A man who lives everywhere lives nowhere.
Whoever makes great presents, expects great presents in return.
There is no living with thee, nor without thee.
Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.
The face that cannot smile is never fair.
Gifts are like fish-hooks; for who is not aware that the greedy char is deceived by the fly which he swallows?
Virtue extends our days: he lives two lives who relives his past with pleasure.
If fame comes after death, I'm in no hurry for it.
[Lat., Si post fata venit gloria non propero.]
My poems are naughty, but my life is pure.
Nothing is more ill-timed than an ill-timed laugh.
If you are poor now, Aemilianus, you will always be poor. Riches are now given to none but the rich.
From no place can you exclude the fates.
[Lat., Nullo fata loco possis excludere.]
In adversity it is easy to despise life; he is truly brave who can endure a writeched life
Man loves malice, but not against one-eyed men nor the unfortunate, but against the fortunate and proud.
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