Why should the eyes be denied what delights them most?
Perugia is my true fatherland because there I grew to manhood.
A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart.
Flattery and deceit are the darlings of great men, and so with these men spread the butter on thick, if you want to get something out of them, otherwise you’ll come home to me with a full belly and an empty purse.
Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.
If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them.