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Dante Alighieri Quotes

An Italian poet of the Middle Ages.
(c. 1265 - 1321)

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A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.

Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.

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.

Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.

Beauty awakens the soul to act.

Come, follow me, and leave the world to its babblings.

Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.

Follow your own star!

From a little spark may burst a mighty flame.

He listens well who takes notes.

He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it.
[Helping Other People]

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

Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories, and still your eyes are on the ground.

I am searching for that which every man seeks-peace and rest.

I love to doubt as well as know.

I wept not, so to stone within I grew.

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

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

Nature is the art of God.

No one thinks of how much blood it costs.

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