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