He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin!
He wins every hand who mingles profit with pleasure.
It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.
Make money, money by fair means if you can, if not, but any means money.
Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.
The covetous man is ever in want.
The years as they pass plunder us of one thing after another.
Think to yourself that every day is your last; the hour to which you do not look forward will come as a welcome surprise.
To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.