Geoffrey Chaucer

c. 1340 - 1400

A Quote by Geoffrey Chaucer on scholars and wisdom

The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

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A Quote by Geoffrey Chaucer on learn and teach

And gladly would he learn, and gladly teach.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

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A Quote by Geoffrey Chaucer on forbid and desire

Forbid us something, and that thing we desire.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

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A Quote by Geoffrey Chaucer

No-wher so bisy a man as he ther nas And yet he semed bisier than he was.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

Source: The Canterbury Tales, Prologue

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A Quote by Geoffrey Chaucer on cats

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Lat take a cat, and fostre him wel with milk, And tendre flesh, and make his couche of silk, And let him seen a mous go by the wal; Anon he weyveth milk, and flesh, and al, And every deyntee that is in that hous, Swich appetyt hath he to ete a mous.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

Source: The Canterbury Tales, The Maunciples Tale

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A Quote by Geoffrey Chaucer on freedom, honor, and love

He loved chivalrye Trouthe and honour, freedom and curteisye.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

Source: The Canterbury Tales, Prologue

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A Quote by Geoffrey Chaucer

'Thou lokest as thou woldest finde an hare, For ever up-on the ground I see thee stare.'

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

Source: The Canterbury Tales, Prologue to Sir Thopas

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A Quote by Geoffrey Chaucer on betrayal and love

HYD, Absolon, they gilte tresses clere; Ester, ley thou thy meknesse al a-doun; Hyd, Jonathas, al thy frendly manere; Penalopee, and Marcia Catoun, Mak of your wyfhod no comparisoun; Hyde ye your beautes, Isoude and Eleyne, Alceste is here, that al that may desteyne. Thy faire bodye, let hit net appere, Lavyne; and thou, Lucresse of Rome toun, And Polixene, that boghte love so dere, Eek Cleopatre, with al thy passioun, Hyde ye your trouthe in love and your renoun; And thou, Tisbe, that hast for love swich peyne: Alceste is here, that al that may desteyne. Herro, Dido, Laudomia, alle in-fere, Eek Phyllis, hanging for thy Demophoun, And Canace, espyed by thy chere, Ysiphile, betrayed with Jasoun, Mak of your trouthe in love no boft ne soun; Nor Ypermistre or Adriane, ne pleyne; Alceste is here, that al that may desteyne.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

Source: The Prologue To The Legend Of Good Women

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A Quote by Geoffrey Chaucer

His studie was but litel on the bible.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

Source: The Canterbury Tales, Prologue

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A Quote by Geoffrey Chaucer on books

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And as for me, thogh that I can but lyte, On bakes for to rede I me delyte, And to hem yeve I feyth and ful credence, And in myn herte have hem in reverence So hertely, that ther is game noon, That fro my bokes maketh me to goon, But hit be seldom, on the holyday; Save, certeynly, when that the month of May Is comen, and that I here the foules singe, And that the floures ginnen for to springe, Farwel my book and my devocion.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

Source: Legend of Good Women. Prologue,

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