A word once uttered can never be recalled.
Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she’ll be constantly running back.
Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?
The pen is the tongue of the mind.
No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.
Always keep your composure. You can’t score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score.
A word, once sent abroad, flies irrevocably.
O imitators, you slavish herd!
When things are steep, remember to stay level-headed.