Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
Memory, in widow’s weeds, with naked feet stands on a tombstone.
The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value.
A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.
It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us.
Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.
It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.
Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; men love in haste but they detest at leisure.
For an author to write as he speaks is just as reprehensible as the opposite fault, to speak as he writes; for this gives a pedantic effect to what he says, and at the same time makes him hardly intelligible.
The longer a man’s fame is likely to last, the longer it will be in coming.