Afflicted by love's madness all are blind.
By gold all good faith has been banished; by gold our rights are abused; the law itself is influenced by gold, and soon there will be an end of every modest restraint.
There is something beyond the grave; death does not end all, and the pale ghost escapes from the vanquished pyre.
Never change when love has found its home.
Age makes all things greater after their death; a name comes to the tongue easier from the grave.
Every man now worships gold, all other reverence being done away.
Let each man pass his days in that wherein his skill is greatest.
Let each man have the wit to go his own way.
Anyone who is an enemy of mine, let him love women, but let he who is my friend rejoice in men.
Love can be put off, never abandoned.
Love never offers to anyone wings so easy that he does not hold him back with his other hand.
No rival will steal away my sure love; that glory will be my gray hair.
Although strength should fail, the effort will deserve praise. In great enterprises the attempt is enough.
I am climbing a difficult road; but the glory gives me strength.
What though strength fails? Boldness is certain to win praise. In mighty enterprises, it is enough to have had the determination.