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My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
Quarrels are the dowry which married folk bring one another.
Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.
Make the workmanship surpass the materials.
Love is no assignment for cowards.
Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.
The man who has experienced shipwreck shudders even at a calm sea.
Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.
If you want to be loved, be lovable.
Venus favors the bold.
Pleasure is sweetest when 'tis paid for by another's pain.
Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it.
Jupiter from on high smiles at the perjuries of lovers.
My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope. [Lat., Et res non semper, spes mihi semper adest.]
Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.
Those things that nature denied to human sight, she revealed to the eyes of the soul.
Love is the force that leaves you colorless
Love is a driver, bitter and fierce if you fight and resist him, Easy-going enough once you acknowledge his power.
The end doesn't justify the means.
Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again.
There is nothing constant in the universe. All ebb and flow, and every shape that's born, bears in its womb the seeds of change.
A soldier when aged is not appreciated; the love of an old man sickens.
Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour.
We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us.
What is without periods of rest will not endure.
Passion persuades me one way, reason another. I see the better and approve it, but I follow the worse.
All other creatures look down toward the earth, but man was given a face so that might turn his eyes toward the stars and his gaze upon the sky.
Nothing is stronger than habit.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
Tempus fugit (time flies).
The glow of inspiration warms us; it is a holy rapture.
Stop short of your appetite; eat less than you are able.
Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.
Dripping water hollows out a stone
Why should I go into details, we have nothing that is not perishable except what our hearts and our intellects endows us with.
In prosperity you may count on many friends; if the sky becomes overcast you will be alone.
Either you pursue or push, O Sisyphus, the stone destined to keep rolling. [Lat., Aut petis aut urgues ruiturum, Sisyphe, saxum.]
There is no brotherhood between love and dignity, Nor can they share the same abode.
I am the poet of the poor, because I was poor when I loved; since I could not give gifts, I gave words.
The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean.
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop
If Jupiter hurled his thunderbolt as often as men sinned, he would soon be out of thunderbolts.
In our play we reveal what kind of people we are.
Whilst you are prosperous you can number many friends; but when the storm comes you are left alone.
Gifts, believe me, captivate both men and Gods, Jupiter himself was won over and appeased by gifts.
If you count the sunny and the cloudy days of the whole year, you will find that the sunshine predominates.
Habits change into character.
Well has he lived who has lived well in obscurity.
Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.