Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well.
Wine and women bring misery.
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.
He writes nothing whose writings are not read.
Can the fish love the fisherman?
[Lat., Piscatorem piscis amare potest?]
Tomorrow's life is too late. Live today.
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.
Be merry if you are wise.
In adversity it is easy to despise life; he is truly brave who can endure a writeched life
A man who lives everywhere lives nowhere.
There is no living with thee, nor without thee.
From no place can you exclude the fates.
[Lat., Nullo fata loco possis excludere.]
Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.
The African lions rush to attack bulls; they do not attack butterflies.
[Lat., In tauros Libyci ruunt leones;
Non sunt papilionibus molesti.]
Fortune gives too much to many, enough to none.
Virtue extends our days: he lives two lives who relives his past with pleasure.
Givers of great dinners know few enemies.
To have nothing is not poverty.
[Lat., Non est paupertas, Nestor, habere nihil.]
Every epigram should resemble a bee; it should have sting, honey, and brevity.
It is feeling and force of imagination that make us eloquent.
It is as good as second life to be able to look back upon our past life with pleasure
What's a wretched man? A man whom no man pleases.
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.
There is nothing more contemptible than a bald man who pretends to have hair.
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