Rarity gives a charm; so early fruits and winter roses are the most prized; and coyness sets off an extravagant mistress, while the door always open tempts no suitor.
Why do strong arms fatigue themselves with frivolous dumbbells? To dig a vineyard is worthier exercise for men.
If fame is to come only after death, I am in no hurry for it.
I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.
Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.
Glory comes too late, after one as been reduced to ashes.
Glory paid to our ashes comes too late.
Be content to be what you are, and prefer nothing to it, and do not fear or wish for your last day.
You give me nothing during your life, but you promise to provide for me at your death. If you are not a fool, you know what I wish for!
There is no living with thee, nor without thee.
I would not miss your face, your neck, your hands, your limbs, your bosom and certain other of your charms. Indeed, not to become boring by naming them all, I could do without you, Chloe, altogether.
If you want him to mourn, you had best leave him nothing.
To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.
That spot of earth has special charms for me, in which a limited income produces happiness, and moderate wealth abundance.
Fortune gives too much to many, enough to none.