50 Greatest Dante Alighieri Quotes

50 Greatest Dante Alighieri Quotes

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Dante Alighieri was a poet from Florence in the Middle Ages. He is most known for his work, Divine Comedy, which is considered a masterpiece of world literature. He died on September 13, 1321 at the age of 56.

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

“A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.”

“All hope abandon, ye who enter here!”

“And as he, who with laboring breath has escaped from the deep to the shore, turns to the perilous waters and gazes.”

“And we came forth to contemplate the stars.”

“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.”

“As phantoms frighten beasts when shadows fall.”

“At the midpoint on the journey of life, I found myself in a dark forest, for the clear path was lost.”

“At this high moment, ability failed my capacity to describe.”

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

“Beauty awakens the soul to act.”

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

“For whatsoever from one place doth fall, is with a tide unto another brought. For there is nothing lost, that may be found, if sought.”

“He is, most of all, l’amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle.”

“He listens well who takes notes.”

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

“Here pity only lives when it is dead ”

“I wept not, so to stone within I grew.”

“If you follow your natural bent;you will definitely go to heaven.”

“In each fire there is a spirit; Each one is wrapped in what is burning him.”

“In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself within a dark woods where the straight way was lost.”

“Into the eternal darkness, into fire and into ice.”

“Love, that exempts no one beloved from loving, seized me with pleasure of this man so strongly, that, as thou seest, it doth not yet desert me.”

“Midway through the journey of our life, I found myself within a dark wood, for the right way had been lost.”

“My course is set for an uncharted sea.”

“No hay mayor dolor en el infortunio que recordar el tiempo feliz.”

“No one thinks of how much blood it costs.”

“No sadness is greater than in misery to rehearse memories of joy.”

“O human race, born to fly upward, wherefore at a little wind dost thou so fall?”

“Remember tonight… for it is the beginning of always.”

“Small projects need much more help than great.”

“That with him were, what time the Love Divine.”

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

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

“The day that man allows true love to appear, those things which are well made will fall into cofusion and will overturn everything we believe to be right and true.”

“The devil is not as black as he is painted.”

“The experience of this sweet life.”

“The path to paradise begins in hell.”

“The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.”

“The secret of getting things done is to act!”

“The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time.”

“There is no greater sorrow then to recall our times of joy in wretchedness.”

“There, pride, avarice, and envy are the tongues men know and heed, a Babel of depsair.”

“They yearn for what they fear for.”

“Thy soul is by vile fear assailed, which oft so overcasts a man, that he recoils from noblest resolution, like a beast at some false semblance in the twilight gloom.”

“Will cannot be quenched against its will.”

“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.”