Let's give the historians something to write about
Faith is not sure, if you cannot turn love to quarrel; may my enemies obtain a mild mistress.
Something greater than the Iliad now springs to birth -Nescio quid maius nascitur Iliade
Let each man have the wit to go his own way.
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.
Love is fostered by confidence and constancy; he who is able to give much is able also to love much.
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.
Tell me who is able to keep his bed chaste, or which goddess is able to live with one god alone?
The eyes are the pioneers that first announce the soft tale of love.
Every man now worships gold, all other reverence being done away.
In love, a verse of Mimnermus has more power than one of Homer.
Love can be put off, never abandoned.
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.
The law itself follows gold.
There is something beyond the grave; death does not end all, and the pale ghost escapes from the vanquished pyre.
Make room, Roman writers, make room for Greek writers; something greater than the Iliad is born.
Fickleness has always befriended the beautiful.
And nobility will not be able to help you with your love; Love does not know how to cede to ancestral images.
If you see anything, always deny that you've seen; or if perchance something pains you, deny that you're hurt.
Love presses my head with carefully placed feet, wretch that he is, until he has taught me to detest chaste girls, and to live with no counsel.
That death is best which comes appropriately at a ripe age.
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