November 3, 2016

Dante Alighieri Quotes

“A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.”

“All hope abandon, ye who enter here!”

“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.”

“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.”

“Behold a God more powerful than I who comes to rule over me.”

“Blessed are the peacemakers, For they have freed themselves from sinful wrath.”

“Come, follow me, and leave the world to its babblings.”

“Consider your breed; you were not made to live like beasts, but to follow virtue and knowledge.”

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

“Follow your own star”

“From a little spark may burst a flame.”

“He listens well who takes notes.”

“Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.”

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

“I love to doubt as well as know.”

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

“If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.”

“In his arms, my lady lay asleep, wrapped in a veil. He woke her then and trembling and obedient she ate that burning heart out of his hand. Weeping I saw him then depart from me.”

“In that book which is My memory… On the first page That is the chapter when I first met you Appear the words… Here begins a new life.”

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

“In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself astray in a dark wood where the straight road had been lost sight of.”

“Love hath so long possessed me for his own And made his lordship so familiar.”

“Love with delight discourses in my mind Upon my lady’s admirable gifts… Beyond the range of human intellect.”

“Nature is the art of God.”

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

“O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!”

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

“Pride, envy, avarice – these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.”

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

“Small projects need much more help than great.”

“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 hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of great moral crisis maintain their neutrality.”

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

“The Infinite Goodness has such wide arms that it takes whatever turns to it.”

“The Love that moves the sun and the other stars.”

“The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.”

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

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

“There is no greater sorrow Than to be mindful of the happy time In misery.”

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

“There is no greater sorrow than to recall, in misery, the time when we were happy.”

“There is no greater sorrow than to recall, in misery, the time win we were happy.”

“Will cannot be quenched against its will.”

“Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.”

“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.”