Quotes by Dante Alighieri

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Durante degli Alighieri, better known as Dante Alighieri or simply Dante, (c. June 1 1265 - September 13/14, 1321) was an Italian Florentine poet. His greatest work, la Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy), is considered one of the ... more

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There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.

In His will is our peace.
Abandon all hope, you who enter here!
Nature is the art of God.
Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from the eternal.
A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.
The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.
I wept not, so to stone within I grew.
Follow your own star!
Consider your breed; you were not made to live like beasts, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
This miserable state is borne by the wretched souls of those who lived without disgrace and without praise.
Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.
These have not the hope to die.
A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.
There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.
The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.
There sighs, lamentations and loud wailings resounded through the starless air, so that at first it made me weep; strange tongues, horrible language, words of pain, tones of anger, voices loud and hoarse, and with these the sound of hands, made a tumult which is whirling through that air forever dark, and sand eddies in a whirlwind.
O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!
The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.
For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?
Will cannot be quenched against its will.