| 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.
| When I drink, I think; and when I think, I drink.
| When undertaking marriage, everyone must be the judge of his own thoughts, and take counsel from himself.
| The scent of wine, oh how much more agreeable, laughing, praying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil!
| 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.
| How do you know antiquity was foolish? How do you know the present is wise? Who made it foolish? Who made it wise?
| Science without conscience is the death of the soul.
| There are more old drunkards than old physicians.
| Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words.
| How can I govern others, who can't even govern myself?
| I have known many who could not when they would, for they had not done it when they could.
| A bellyful is a bellyful.
| Misery is the company of Lawsuits.
| The remedy for thirst? It is the opposite of the one for a dog bite: run always after a dog, he'll never bite you; drink always before thirst, and it will never overtake you.
| If the skies fall, one may hope to catch larks.
| I won't undertake war until I have tried all the arts and means of peace.
| Nature abhors a vacuum.
| We always long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us.
| For he who can wait, everything comes in time.
| The right moment wears a full head of hair: when it has been missed, you can't get it back; it's bald in the back of the head and never turns around.