Then I began to think, that it is very true which is commonly said, that the one-half of the world knoweth not how the other half liveth.
Nature abhors a vacuum.
Science without conscience is the soul's perdition.
From the gut comes the strut, and where hunger reigns, strength abstains.
How do you know antiquity was foolish? How do you know the present is wise? Who made it foolish? Who made it wise?
The right moment wears a full head of hair: when it has been missed, you can't get it back; it's bald in the back of the head and never turns around.
There is no truer cause of unhappiness amongst men than, where naturally expecting charity and benevolence, they receive harm and vexation.
The scent of wine, oh how much more agreeable, laughing, praying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil!
In their rules there was only one clause: Do what you will.
Debts and lies are generally mixed together.
Time, which wears down and diminishes all things, augments and increases good deeds, because a good turn liberally offered to a reasonable man grows continually through noble thought and memory.
There are more old drunkards than old physicians.
The farce is finished. I go to seek a vast perhaps.
We always long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us.
Frugality is for the vulgar.
Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words.
Believe me, 'tis a godlike thing to lend; to owe is a heroic virtue.
Remove idleness from the world and soon the arts of Cupid would perish.
Misery is the company of lawsuits.
A habit does not a monk make.