We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays.
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.
The belly (i.e. necessity) is the teacher of art and the liberal bestower of wit.
He conquers who endures.
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.]
He who conquers, endures.
The belly is the giver of genius.
Your knowing a thing is nothing, unless another knows you know it.
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.
Nothing can be born of nothing; nothing can be resolved into nothing.
Oh, what a void there is in things.
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.]
Bad advice is often most fatal to the adviser.
Live according to your income.
Is any man free except the one who can pass his life as he pleases?
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.
Each man has his own desires; all do not possess the same inclinations.
The stomach is the teacher of the arts and the dispenser of invention.
I know you even under the skin.
Oh, the cares of men! how much emptiness there is in human concerns!
Quantum est in rebus inane! How much folly there is in human affairs.
Indulge, and to thy genius freely give,
For not to live at ease is not to live.
The man who wishes to bend me with his tale of woe must shed true tears - not tears that have been got ready overnight.
Learn whom God has ordered you to be, and in what part of human affairs you have been placed.
And don't consult anyone's opinions but your own.
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