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Born in 1265 / Died in 1321 / Italy / Italian

Quotes by Dante Alighieri

No one thinks of how much blood it costs.
From a little spark may burst a flame.
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
Beauty awakens the soul to act.
Nature is the art of God.
The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.
A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.
I love to doubt as well as know.
Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.
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.
Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.
At this high moment, ability failed my capacity to describe.
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.
Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories, and still your eyes are on the ground.
Follow your own star!
O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!
Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.
The secret of getting things done is to act!
Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.
Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.
Remember tonight... for it is the beginning of always.
We must overact our part in some measure, in order to produce any effect at all.
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
Small projects need much more help than great.