We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays.
He conquers who endures.
Your knowing a thing is nothing, unless another knows you know it.
He who conquers, endures.
I know you even under the skin.
Our life is our own to-day, to-morrow you will be dust, a shade, and a tale that is told. Live mindful of death; the hour flies.
The stomach is the teacher of the arts and the dispenser of invention.
The belly (i.e. necessity) is the teacher of art and the liberal bestower of wit.
Is then thy knowledge of no value, unless another know that thou possessest that knowledge?
Indulge, and to thy genius freely give,
For not to live at ease is not to live.
Please not thyself the flattering crowd to hear;
'Tis fulsome stuff, to please thy itching ear.
Survey thy soul, not what thou does appear,
But what thou art.
Thou art moist and soft clay; thou must instantly be shaped by the glowing wheel.
[Lat., Udum et molle lutum es: nunc, nunc properandus et acri
Fingendus sine fine rota.]
Retire within thyself, and thou will discover how small a stock is there.
[Lat., Tecum habita, et noris quam sit tibi curta supellex.]
It is pleasing to be pointed at with the finger and to have it said, "There goes the man."
[Lat., At pulchrum est digito monstrari et dicier his est.]
The man who wishes to bend me with his tale of woe must shed true tears - not tears that have been got ready overnight.
But when to-morrow comes, yesterday's morrow will have been already spent: and lo! a fresh morrow will be for ever making away with our years, each just beyond our grasp.
Learn whom God has ordered you to be, and in what part of human affairs you have been placed.
Quantum est in rebus inane! How much folly there is in human affairs.
You pray for good health and a body that will be strong in old age. Good-but your rich foods block the gods' answer and tie Jupiter's hands.
Nothing can be born of nothing; nothing can be resolved into nothing.
For Yesterday was once To-morrow.
The belly is the giver of genius.
Out of nothing can come, and nothing can become nothing.
And don't consult anyone's opinions but your own.
Oh, what a void there is in things.
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