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Count Vittorio Alfieri Quotes


Italian poet
(1749 - 1803)

Almost all my tragedies were sketched in my mind, either in the act of hearing music, or a few hours after.
[Music]
 

Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence.
[Vengeance]
 

Disgrace is not in the punishment, but in the crime.
 

Heaven will permit no man to secure happiness by crime.
[Crime]
 

There is a silence, the child of love, which expresses everything, and proclaims more loudly than the tongue is able to do.
[Silence]
 

Well does Heaven take care that no man secures happiness by crime.
[Wickedness]