If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.
Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)
Contributed by: Zaady
Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the souls of man.
From a little spark may burst a mighty flame.
Source: The Divine Comedy
Be steadfast as a tower that doth not bend Its stately summit to the tempest's shock.
All your renown is like the summer flower that blooms and dies; because the sunny glow which brings it forth, soon slays with parching power.
A great flame follows a little spark.
The purpose of the whole (work) is to remove those who are living in this life from a state of wretchedness and lead them to the state of blessedness.
I was so full of sleep at the time that I left the true way.
Nature is the art of God.
For where the instrument of intelligence is added to brute power and evil will, mankind is powerless in its own defense.
Source: The Divine Comedy: The Inferno, 1320
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