If you wish to avoid seeing a fool you must first break your looking glass.
I won't undertake war until I have tried all the arts and means of peace.
Remove idleness from the world and soon the arts of Cupid would perish.
Because just as arms have no force outside if there is no counsel within a house, study is vain and counsel useless that is not put to virtuous effect when the time calls.
How do you know antiquity was foolish? How do you know the present is wise? Who made it foolish? Who made it wise?
There is no truer cause of unhappiness amongst men than, where naturally expecting charity and benevolence, they receive harm and vexation.
It is my feeling that Time ripens all things; with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.
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.
The scent of wine, oh how much more agreeable, laughing, praying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil!
From the gut comes the strut, and where hunger reigns, strength abstains.
Nature abhors a vacuum.
I place no hope in my strength, nor in my works: but all my confidence is in God my protector, who never abandons those who have put all their hope and thought in him.