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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.
[Despair]
 

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.
[Able]
 

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

Beauty awakens the soul to act.
[Beauty]
 

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

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.
[Time]
 

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.
[Goals]
 

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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