Dante, full name Durante degli Alighieri, aka Dante Alighieri

Dante, full name Durante degli Alighieri, aka Dante Alighieri
1265
1321

Italian Poet known for "Divine Comedy"

Author Quotes

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

The more perfect a thing is; the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.

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

Follow your own star!

Beauty awakens the soul to act.

A great flame follows a little spark.

The whole universe is but the footprint of the divine goodness.

Amidst the calm and tranquillity of peace the human race accomplishes most freely and easily its’ given work… Whence it is manifest that universal peace is the best of those things that are ordained for our beatitude.

Art imitates nature as well as it can, as a pupil follows his master; thus it is a sort of grandchild of God.

The supreme desire of everything, and that first given by nature, is to return to its source; and since God is the source of our souls and Maker of them… to him this soul desires above all to return.

World government is necessary for the world... World government must be understood in the sense that it governs mankind on the basis of what all have in common and that by a common law it leads all toward peace.

Three sparks - pride, envy, and avarice - have been kindled in all hearts.

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

There is no greater pain than to recall a happy time in wretchedness.

The human race is in the best condition when it has the greatest degree of liberty.

The greatest gift that God in His bounty made... was the freedom of the will, with which the intelligent creatures were and are endowed.

Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from the eternal.

Often a retrospect delights the mind.

From the little spark may burst a mighty flame.

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Dante, full name Durante degli Alighieri, aka Dante Alighieri
Birth Date
1265
Death Date
1321
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Italian Poet known for "Divine Comedy"