Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships the poor man everywhere lies low.
He who says o'er much I love not is in love.
Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, 'I believe,' three times.
I am the poet of the poor, because I was poor when I loved; since I could not give gifts, I gave words.
Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.
Love is a kind of warfare.
Beauty is a fragile gift.
Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.
Nothing is swifter than our years.
Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again.
Time glides away and as we get older through the noiseless years; the days flee and are restrained by no reign.
Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless.
To give requires good sense.
All things change, nothing is extinguished. There is nothing in the whole world which is permanent. Everything flows onward; all things are brought into being with a changing nature; the ages themselves glide by in constant movement.
Let love give way to business; give attention to business and you will be safe.
People are slow to believe that, which if believed would work them harm.
We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings.
Well has he lived who has lived well in obscurity.
Had I not sinned what would there be for you to pardon. My fate has given you the opportunity for mercy.
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