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Faith is not sure, if you cannot turn love to quarrel; may my enemies obtain a mild mistress.
Let each man have the wit to go his own way.
The eyes are the pioneers that first announce the soft tale of love.
Love is fostered by confidence and constancy; he who is able to give much is able also to love much.
Something greater than the Iliad now springs to birth -Nescio quid maius nascitur Iliade
Cupid is naked and does not like artifices contrived by beauty.
If she is pleasing to one man, a girl is taken care of.
Afflicted by love's madness all are blind.
To each man at his birth nature has given some fault.
Love never offers to anyone wings so easy that he does not hold him back with his other hand.
Let each man pass his days in that endeavor wherein his gift is greatest.
You, O money, are the cause of a restless life! Because of you we journey toward a premature death; you provide cruel nourishment for the evils of men; the seed of our cares sprouts from your head.
A cause breaks or exalts a soldier's strength; unless that cause is just, shame will make him throw his weapons away.
In great things it is enough even to have willed.
Let no one be willing to speak ill of the absent.
By gold all good faith has been banished; by gold our rights are abused; the law itself is influenced by gold, and soon there will be an end of every modest restraint.
Even a faithful mistress can be bent by constant threats.
Age makes all things greater after their death; a name comes to the tongue easier from the grave.
Allow me, whom Fortune always desires to bury, lay down my life in these final trivialities. Many have freely died in longlasting loves, among whose number may the earth cover me as well.
There is no wide road which leads to the Muses.
Every man now worships gold, all other reverence being done away.
I am climbing a difficult road;
but the glory gives me strength.
Great is the height I just scale, but the prospect of glory gives me strength.
Among absent lovers, ardor always fares better.
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