Let's give the historians something to write about
Something greater than the Iliad now springs to birth -Nescio quid maius nascitur Iliade
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.
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.
In great things it is enough even to have willed.
A cause breaks or exalts a soldier's strength; unless that cause is just, shame will make him throw his weapons away.
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.
Anyone who is an enemy of mine, let him love women, but let he who is my friend rejoice in men.
Love can be put off, never abandoned.
Do not unto another that which you would not he should do unto you.
In love, a verse of Mimnermus has more power than one of Homer.
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.
Always in absent lovers love's tide flows stronger.
Every man now worships gold, all other reverence being done away.
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