Far more numerous are those as such; who think to little and talk to much.
Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught.
Nor is the people's judgment always true: the most may err as grossly as the few.
He who would search for pearls must dive below.
Since every man who lives is born to die, and none can boast sincere felicity, with equal mind, what happens, let us bear, nor joy nor grieve too much for things beyond our care.
Dancing is the poetry of the feet.
You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked through the water.
When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.
All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
For present joys are more to flesh and blood than a dull prospect of a distant good.
All heiresses are beautiful.
It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence.
For they conquer who believe they can.
Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain.
All human things are subject to decay, and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.