Dante Alighieri

1265 - 1321

A Quote by Dante Alighieri on defense, evil, intelligence, mankind, and power

For where the instrument of intelligence is added to brute power and evil will, mankind is powerless in its own defense.

Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

Source: The Divine Comedy: The Inferno, 1320

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A Quote by Dante Alighieri on happiness, misery, sorrow, and time

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

Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

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A Quote by Dante Alighieri on hope

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Abandon all hope, all ye who enter here

Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

Source: The Divine Comedy

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A Quote by Dante Alighieri on eternity, fashion, hypocrisy, and people

Here we see hypocrites, plodding forever around in their circle: And now we saw a people decked with paint, Who trod their circling way with tear and groan And slow, slow steps, seeming subdued and faint They all wore cloaks, with deep hoods forward thrown Over their eyes, and shaped in fashion quite Like the great cowls the monks wear at Cologne; Outwardly they were gilded dazzling bright, But all within was lead, and weighed thereby, King Frederick's copes would have seemed feather-light. O weary mantle for eternity! Once more we turned to the left, and by their side Paced on, intent upon their mournful cry.

Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

Source: Inferno

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A Quote by Dante Alighieri on darkness, fashion, and world

And here Dante describes an evidently spherical world... "The lamp of the world [the sun] rises to mortals through different passages; but through that which joins four circles with three crosses [the position of the rising sun at the vernal equinox] it issues with a better course and conjoined with better stars, and tempers and stamps the wax of the world more after its own fashion. Although such an outlet had made morning there and evening here, and all the hemisphere there was bright, and the other dark..."

Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

Source: Divina Commedia: Paradiso, ca. 1317

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A Quote by Dante Alighieri on crisis, hell, and time

The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in time of great moral crises, retained their neutrality.

Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

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A Quote by Dante Alighieri on beauty and eternity

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

Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

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A Quote by Dante Alighieri on change and men

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The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.

Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

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A Quote by Dante Alighieri on deed and silence

A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.

Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

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