Quotations by Dante Alighieri

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Born: Monday, June 1, 1265
Died: Saturday, September 13, 1321 (56 years old)
Profession: Poet
Nationality: Italian


A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.
- Dante Alighieri

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Hope)

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.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Art, Nature, God)

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

Beauty awakens the soul to act.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Beauty, Soul, Act)

Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Knowledge, Virtue)

Follow your own star!
- Dante Alighieri

From a little spark may burst a flame.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: May)

He listens well who takes notes.
- Dante Alighieri

Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Beauty, Fire)

Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories, and still your eyes are on the ground.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Eyes, Heaven)

I love to doubt as well as know.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Love, Doubt)

I wept not, so to stone within I grew.
- Dante Alighieri

If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Cause, Present, World)

In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Life, Journey, Wood)

Nature is the art of God.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Art, Nature, God)

No one thinks of how much blood it costs.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Blood)

O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Conscience)

Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Men, Envy, Fire, Pride)

Remember tonight... for it is the beginning of always.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Beginning)

Small projects need much more help than great.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Help, Projects)

The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Change, Men)

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Crisis, Hell, Neutrality)

The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Treatment)

The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Blame, Praise)

The secret of getting things done is to act!
- Dante Alighieri

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Happiness, Misery, Sorrow)

Will cannot be quenched against its will.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Will)

Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Direction, Fame, Name, Now, Wind)

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.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Man, Stairs, Taste)







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