He that is not handsome at twenty, nor strong at thirty, nor rich at forty, nor wise at fifty, will never be handsome, strong, rich, or wise.
In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
Life is half spent before we know what it is.
Living well is the best revenge.
My house, my house, though thou art small, thou art to me the Escurial.
Pursue not a victory too far. He hath conquered well that hath made his enemy fly; thou mayest beat him to a desperate resistance, which may ruin thee.
Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.
Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, a box where sweets compacted lie.
Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health.
Teach me, my God and King, In all things Thee to see, And what I do in any thing To do it as for Thee.