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