Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well.
Tomorrow's life is too late. Live today.
There is no living with thee, nor without thee.
A man who lives everywhere lives nowhere.
Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality, and benevolence; the other from pride or fear, or from the fact that you cannot take your money with you to the other world.
The African lions rush to attack bulls; they do not attack butterflies.
[Lat., In tauros Libyci ruunt leones;
Non sunt papilionibus molesti.]
Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.
There is nothing more contemptible than a bald man who pretends to have hair.
You're obstinate, pliant, merry, morose, all at once. For me there's no living with you, or without you.
I have granted you much that you asked: and yet you never cease to ask of me. He who refuses nothing, Atticilla, will soon have nothing to refuse.
While an ant was wandering under the shade of the tree of Phaeton, a drop of amber enveloped the tiny insect; thus she, who in life was disregarded, became precious by death.
Life is not living, but living in health.
Virtue extends our days: he lives two lives who relives his past with pleasure.
Why do strong arms fatigue themselves with frivolous dumbbells? To dig a vineyard is worthier exercise for men.
It is feeling and force of imagination that make us eloquent.
There is nothing more revolting than an old busybody.
You puff the poets of other days, The living you deplore. Spare me the accolade: your praise Is not worth dying for.
I have not hated the man, but his faults.
Some good, some so-so, and lots plain bad: that's how a book of poems is made, my Friend.
My poems are naughty, but my life is pure.
Your page stands against you and says to you that you are a thief.
Gifts are like hooks.
The world is blessed most by men who do things, and not by those who merely talk about them. -James Oliver 'Tomorrow I will live,' the fool does say; tomorrow itself is late; the wise live yesterday.
Rarity gives a charm; so early fruits and winter roses are the most prized; and coyness sets off an extravagant mistress, while the door always open tempts no suitor.
The flaw which is hidden is deemed greater than it is.
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