Honesty, by evil fortune tried,
Finds in adversity the seed of praise.
He lives well who lives retired, and keeps
His wants within the limits of his means.
Majesty and love do not consort well together, nor do they dwell in the same place.
Forbear to lay the guilt of a few on the many.
Time, the devourer of all things.
Where belief is painful we are slow to believe.
Everyone is desirous of his own pursuits, and loves
To spend his time in his accustomed art.
Little things please little minds.
What makes men indifferent to their wives is that they can see them when they please.
Love is the force that leaves you colorless.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, 'I believe,' three times.
A frail gift is beauty, which grows less as time draws on, and is devoured by its own years.
There is no such thing as pure, unalloyed pleasure; some bitter ever mingles with the sweet.
For this reason, if you believe proverbs, let me tell you the common one: "It is unlucky to marry in May.
If you are not ready today, you will be even less so tomorrow.
That tuneful nymph, the babbling Echo.
Brass shines with constant usage, a beautiful dress needs wearing,Leave a house empty, it rots.
I too am not powerless, and my weapons strike hard.
Tis not always in a physician's power to cure the sick; at times the disease is stronger than trained art.
She only is chaste, who is chaste where there is no danger of detection: she who does not, because she may not, does.
Sleep, nature's rest, divine tranquility, That brings peace to the mind.
Today is truly the Golden Age: gold buys hornor, gold procures love.
It is the mind that makes the man, and our vigour is in our immortal soul.
The end doesn't justify the means.
Let the man who does not wish to be idle, fall in love.
In an easy cause any man may be eloquent.
In an easy cause anyone can be eloquent; the slightest strength is enough to break what is already shattered.
When there is plenty of wine, sorrow and worry take wing.
For in this strange anatomy we wear, the head has greater powers than the hand; the spirit, heart, and mind are over all.
Wind feeds the fire, and wind extinguishes:
The flames are nourished by a gentle breeze,
Yet, if it stronger grows, they sink and die.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
Every one who repeats it adds something to the scandal. The rolling snow-ball.
Bring a lawsuit against a man who can pay; the poor man's acts are not worth the expense.
And I will capture your minds with sweet novelty.
Skill makes love unending.
If you want to be loved, be lovable.
Blemishes are hid by night and every fault forgiven; darkness makes any woman fair.
He who says o'er much I love not is in love.
Beauty is a fragile gift.
Heaven rewards the pious; those who cherish the gods
Themselves are cherished.
Love is no assignment for cowards.
Use the occasion, for it passes swiftly.
To be instructed in the arts, softens the manners and makes men gentle.
Calumny ever pursues the great, even as the winds hurl themselves on high places.
If thou wouldst marry wisely, marry thine equal.
Love, and a cough, are not concealed.
Love is born of idleness and, once born, by idleness is fostered.
Often the prickly thorn produces tender roses.
The cause is hidden. The effect is visible to all.
There is a divinity within our breast.
Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.
Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.
So long as you are secure you will count many friends; if your life becomes clouded you will be alone.
There is a god within us, and the heavens
Have intercourse with earth; from realms above
That spirit comes.
Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.
I can't live without you or with you.
It is expedient that there should be gods, and, since it is expedient, let us believe that gods exist.
As long as you are lucky, you will have many friends; if cloudy times appear, you will be alone. -Donec eris felix, multos numerabis amicos; tempora si fuerint nubila, solus eris.
Have patience and endure; this unhappiness will one day be beneficial.
Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.
A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.
In war the olive branch of peace is of use.
A gift in time of need is most acceptable.
The burden which is well borne becomes light.
He who has lived obscurely and quietly has lived well.
My bark, once struck by the fury of the storm, dreads again to approach the place of danger.
Love is an affair of credulity.
Tears are sometimes as weighty as words.
What is it that love does to a woman? Without she only sleeps; with it alone, she lives.
The glow of inspiration warms us; it is a holy rapture.
To be silent is but a small virtue; but it is a serious fault to reveal secrets.
Bear patiently with a rival.
Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them.
There is a certain pleasure in weeping; grief finds in tears both a satisfaction and a cure.
Man's last day must ever be awaited and none to be counted happy until his death, until his last funeral rites are paid.
Ah me! how easy it is to indulge in brave words in another person's trouble.
Her clear conscience mocked rumour's mendacity, But we are a mob prone to credit sin.
Great talents, by the rust of long disuse,
Grow lethargic and shrink from what they were.
Wine stimulates the mind and makes it quick with heat; care flees and is dissolved in much drink.
He who would not be idle, let him fall in love.
Habit had made the custom.
To have properly studied the liberal sciences gives a polish to our manners, and removes all awkwardness.
Men should not care too much for good looks; neglect is becoming.
There is something in omens.
Quarrels are the dowry which married folk bring one another.
You who seek an end of love, love yields to business: be busy, and you will be safe.
Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.
Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again.
Skilled in every trick, a worthy heir of his paternal craft, he would make black look like white, and white look black.
Skilled in every trick, a worthy heir of his paternal craft, he would make black look like white, and white look black.
Let the poor man mind his tongue.
Fortune resists half-hearted prayers.
I attempt an arduous task but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement.
Pluck with quick hand the fruit that passes.
If you give up your quiet life, the bow of Cupid will lose its power.
When disposition wins us, the features please.
When all the other animals, downcast looked upon the earth, he Prometheus gave a face raised on high to man, and commanded him to see the sky and raise his high eyes to the stars.
If Jupiter should hurl a bolt whenever men sin,
His armory would quickly be empty.
Women can always be caught; that's the first rule of the game.
There will grow from straws a mighty heap.
Remove but the temptations of leisure, and the bow of Cupid will lose its effect.
I grabbed a pile of dust, and holding it up, foolishly asked for as many birthdays as the grains of dust, I forgot to ask that they be years of youth.
In time the unmanageable young oxen come to the plough; in time the horses are taught to endure the restraining bit.
We covet what is guarded; the very care invokes the thief. Few love what they may have.
Opportunity is ever worth expecting; let our hood be ever hanging ready. The fish will be in the pool where you least imagine it to be.
Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears.
A good disposition is a virtue in itself, and it is lasting; the burden of the years cannot depress it, and love that is founded on it endures to the end.
What follows I flee; what flees I ever pursue.
First appearance deceives many.
Habits change into character.
Who would have known of Hector, if Troy had been happy? The road to valor is built by adversity.
Envy assails the noblest: the winds howl around the highest peaks.
Grief is put to flight and assuaged by generous draughts.
A field becomes exhausted by constant tillage.
All right, boy, skewer me. I've dropped my defenses,
I'm an easy victim. Why, by now
Your arrows practically know their own way to the target
And feel less at home in their quiver than in me.
The poet's labors are a work of joy, and require peace of mind.
Small minds are captivated by trifles.
That you may be beloved, be amiable.
The least strength suffices to break what is bruised.
Alas! how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks.
All human things hang on a slender thread, the strongest fall with a sudden crash.
If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love.
Art is most effective when concealed.
The brave find a home in every land.
May the world near and far dread the sons of Aeneas, and if there be land that feared not Rome, may it love Rome instead.
Envy depreciates the genius of the great Homer.
It is less to suffer punishment than to deserve it.
This letter gives me a tongue; and were I not allowed to write, I should be dumb.
Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength.
Love is a kind of military service.
Occupy yourself, and you will be out of harm's way.
Those gifts are ever more precious which the giver has made precious.
The god we now behold with opened eyes, A herd of spotted panthers round him lies In glaring forms; the grapy clusters spread On his fair brows, and dangle on his head.
In our play we reveal what kind of people we are.
Our neighbour's crop is always more fruitful and his cattle produce more milk than our own.
Fas est ab hoste doceri.
One should learn even from one's enemies.
Envy feeds on the living, after death it rests, then the honor of a man protects him.
Envy aims very high.
Have consideration for wounded feelings.
Nothing is stronger than habit.
We have ploughed the vast ocean in a fragile bark.
Whether you call my heart affectionate, or you call it womanish: I confess, that to my misfortune, it is soft.
Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it.
Tis on the living Envy feeds. She silent grows
When, after death, man's honor is his guard.
So I, when on the pyre consumed I lie,
Shall live, for all that's noblest will survive.
Love fed fat soon turns to boredom.
Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.
Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all."
"Be patient and tough; one day this pain will be useful to you.
A soldier when aged is not appreciated; the love of an old man sickens.
Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts.
There is some joy in weeping. For our tears
Fill up the cup, then wash our pain away.
Art lies by its own artifice.
He whom all hate all wish to see destroyed.
A boar is often held by a not-so-large dog.
Love is full of anxious fears.
Time is a stream which glides smoothly on and is past before we know.
Jupiter from on high smiles at the perjuries of lovers.
A short absence is the safest.
Devouring Time and envious Age, all things yield to you; and with lingering death you destroy, step by step, with venomed tooth whatever you attack.
The bold adventurer succeeds the best.
Why should I go into details, we have nothing that is not perishable except what our hearts and our intellects endows us with.
Women's words are as light as the doomed leaves whirling in autumn, Easily swept by the wind, easily drowned by the wave.
As many as the shells that are on the shore, so many are
the pains of love; the darts that wound are steeped in
Love conquers all things; let us own her dominion.
Take away leisure and Cupid's bow is broken.
Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.
Here Jove with Hermes came; but in disguise
Of mortal men conceal'd their deities;
One laid aside his thunder, one his rod.
This also, that I live, I consider a gift of God.
Although the power is lacking, the will is commendable.
To feel our ills is one thing, but to cure them is another.
Venus favors the bold.
Chaste is she whom no one has asked.
The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.
The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.
Struggling over my fickle heart, love draws it now this
way, and now hate that -- but love, I think, is winning. I
will hate, if I have strength; if not, I shall love unwilling.
To wish is of little account; to succeed you must earnestly desire; and this desire must shorten thy sleep.
We hate the hawk because he ever lives in battle.
Though the strength is lacking, yet the willingness is commendable.
Some wounds grow worse beneath the surgeon's hand;
Better that they were not touched at all.
The pleasure that is granted to me from a sense of duty ceases to be a pleasure at all.
Friendship is but a name, faith is an empty name. Alas,
it is not safe to praise to a friend the object of your love;
as soon as he believes your praises, he slips into your place.
Alluring pleasure is said to have softened the savage dispositions.
I could not possibly count the gold-digging ruses of women, Not if I had ten mouths, not if I had ten tongues.
Let what is irksome become habitual, no more will it trouble you.
He who holds the hook is aware in what waters many fish are swimming.
The workmanship was better than the subject matter.
Dripping water hollows out a stone.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Indulgent gods, grant me to sin once with impunity. That is sufficient. Let a second offence bear its punishment.
How little you know about the age you live in if you think that honey is sweeter than cash in hand.
Pride is innate in beauty, and haughtiness is the companion of the fair.
An evil life is a kind of death.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
The wit of man has devised cruel statutes,
And nature oft permits what is by law forbid.
Ovid lies here, the poet, skilled in love's gentle sport;
By his own talents he worked his undoing.
Oh, you who pass by, if ever you have loved,
Think it not a burden to wish him calm repose.
Haste is productive of injury, and so is too much hesitation. He is the wisest man who does everything at the proper time.
Consider the misfortunes of others, and you will be the better able to bear your own.
Whilst you are prosperous you can number many friends; but when the storm comes you are left alone.
Time is the devourer of everything.
Remove the temptation of idleness and Cupid's bow is useless.
Time is generally the best doctor.
Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you.
He who sins easily, sins less. The very power
Renders less vigorous the roots of evil.
Sleep, rest of things, O pleasing Deity,
Peace of the soul, which cares dost crucify,
Weary bodies refresh and mollify.
Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.
That's one of the greatest curses ever inflicted on the human race, memory.
By looking at squinting people you learn to squint.
Excessive love in loathing ever ends.
When the heart is sick it cannot bear the slightest annoyance.
What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless.
Venus is kind to creatures as young as we;We know not what we do, and while we're youngWe have the right to live and love like gods.
Jealousy aims at the peaks; the winds storm the loftiest summits.
A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.
According to the state of a man's conscience, so do hope and fear on account of his deeds arise in his mind.
When a rose dies, a thorn is left behind.
I have never injured anybody with a mordant poem; my
verse contains charges against nobody. Ingenuous, I have
shunned wit steeped in venom -- not a letter of mine is dipped
in poisonous jest.
I cannot keep track of all the vagaries of fashion, Every day, so it seems, brings in a different style.
What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.
The dove, O hawk, that has once been wounded by thy talons, is frightened by the least movement of a wing.
If you wan't to be loved. Be lovable.
Though we be separated by the whole wide world,
You are ever present in my mind.
Gutta cavat lapidem." (Dripping water carves a stone.).
Time spent in the cultivation of the fields passes very pleasantly.
The mind that's conscious of its rectitude,
Laughs at the lies of rumor.
Take the advice of light when you're looking at linens or jewels; Looking at faces or forms, take the advice of the day.
The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean.
Tears at times have the weight of speech.
Birth and ancestry, and that which we have not ourselves achieved, we can scarcely call our own.
That load becomes light which is cheerfully borne.
Enhance and intensify one's vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the highest and deepest reality.
Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.
You can learn from anyone even your enemy.
Always have your hook baited, in the pool where least think it, there will be a fish.
As God is propitiated by the blood of a hundred bulls, so also is he by the smallest offering of incense.
The heavier crop is ever in others' fields.
A wound will perhaps become tolerable with length of time; but wounds which are raw shudder at the touch of the hands.
Whether they yield or refuse, it delights women to have been asked.
A safe pleasure is a tame pleasure.
A broken fortune is like a falling column; the lower it sinks, the greater weight it has to sustain.
Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs.
Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.
Sleep, thou repose of all things; sleep, thou gentlest of the deities; thou peace of the mind, from which care flies; who doest soothe the hearts of men wearied with the toils of the day, and refittest them for labor.
The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.
Destroy our leisure and you break love's bow.
He is a foolish swimmer who swims against the stream, when he might take the current sideways.
First appearance deceives many.
It is the poor man who'll ever count his flock.
Against the bold, daring is unsafe.
Love's dominion, like a kings, admits of no partition.
It warms the blood, adds luster to the eyes, and wine and love have ever been allies.
My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
The man who falls in love chill find plenty of occupation.
It is the act of a coward to wish for death.
Believe me, the gods spare the afflicted, and do not always oppress those who are unfortunate.
There is no useful thing which may not be turned to an injurious purpose.
Even pleasure cloys without variety.
A pleasing countenance is no light advantage.
We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us.
The judge's duty is to inquire about the time, as well as the facts.
Keep a mid course between two extremes.
You will be melancholy, if you are solitary.
Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish body, as water is corrupted unless it moves.
Although they posses enough, and more than enough still they yearn for more.
It is a kingly act to help the fallen.