No rose without a thorn.
He who can lick can bite.
The price spoils the pleasure.
Everything passes; everything wears out; everything breaks.
Between two stools one sits on the ground.
A good meal ought to begin with hunger.
There is no such thing as a pretty good omelette.
When we cannot get what we love, we must love what is within our reach.
The tulip is, among flowers, what the peacock is among birds. A tulip lacks scent, a peacock has an unpleasant voice. The one takes pride in its garb, the other in its tail.
He who curbs his desires will always be rich enough.
Tell me whom you frequent, and I will tell you who you are.
Only great men may have great faults.
When a man begins to reason, he ceases to feel.
Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass.
There is one who kisses, and the other who offers a cheek.
Gratitude is the heart's memory.
To want to forget something is to think of it.
Love teaches even asses to dance.
A father is a banker provided by nature.
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.