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Dante Alighieri

Durante degli Alighieri, better known as Dante, was an Italian Florentine poet. His greatest work, La divina commedia , is considered the greatest literary statement produced in Europe in the medieval period, and the basis of the modern Italian language.
Found 48 thoughts of Dante Alighieri

A great flame follows a little spark.

Dante Alighieri

We must overact our part in some measure, in order to produce any effect at all.

Dante Alighieri

Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.

Dante Alighieri

Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.

Dante Alighieri

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.

Dante Alighieri

O human race born to fly upward, wherefore at a little wind dost thou fall.

Dante Alighieri

If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.

Dante Alighieri

For he who sees a need but waits to be asked is already set on cruel refusal.

Dante Alighieri

I love to doubt as well as know.

Dante Alighieri

O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!

Dante Alighieri

For where the instrument of intelligence is added to brute power and evil will, mankind is powerless in its own defense.

Dante Alighieri

Let us not speak of them; but look, and pass on.

Dante Alighieri

You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man's bread, and how hard is the way up and down another man's stairs.

Dante Alighieri

Small projects need much more help than great ones.

Dante Alighieri

Through me you pass into the city of woe: Through me you pass into eternal pain: Through me among the people lost for aye. Justice the founder of my fabric moved: To rear me was the task of power divine, Supremest wisdom, and primeval love. Before me things create were none, save things Eternal, and eternal I shall endure. All hope abandon, ye who enter here.

Dante Alighieri

A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.

Dante Alighieri

The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.

Dante Alighieri

Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild.

Dante Alighieri

The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.

Dante Alighieri

Beauty awakens the soul to act.

Dante Alighieri

Remember tonight.. for it is the beginning of always.

Dante Alighieri

In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.

Dante Alighieri

He listens well who takes notes.

Dante Alighieri

Follow your own star!

Dante Alighieri

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

Dante Alighieri
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