Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well.
Wine and women bring misery.
Tomorrow's life is too late. Live today.
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.
I believe that man to be wretched whom none can please.
Be merry if you are wise.
Live thy life as it were spoil and pluck the joys that fly.
Givers of great dinners know few enemies.
He writes nothing whose writings are not read.
Whoever makes great presents, expects great presents in return.
The African lions rush to attack bulls; they do not attack butterflies.
[Lat., In tauros Libyci ruunt leones;
Non sunt papilionibus molesti.]
A man who lives everywhere lives nowhere.
Gifts are like fish-hooks; for who is not aware that the greedy char is deceived by the fly which he swallows?
The face that cannot smile is never fair.
There is no living with thee, nor without thee.
Can the fish love the fisherman?
[Lat., Piscatorem piscis amare potest?]
Life's not just about being alive, but being well.
Man loves malice, but not against one-eyed men nor the unfortunate, but against the fortunate and proud.
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.
Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.
It is not he who forms idols in gold or marble that makes them gods, but he who kneels before them.
Nothing is more ill-timed than an ill-timed laugh.
In adversity it is easy to despise life; he is truly brave who can endure a writeched life
If you are poor now, Aemilianus, you will always be poor. Riches are now given to none but the rich.
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