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 on losing

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For tyme y-lost may not recovered be.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

Source: Troilus and Criseyde

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A Quote by Geoffrey Chaucer

Somwhat he lipsed, for his wantownesse To make hls English swete up-on his tonge.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

Source: The Canterbury Tales, Prologue

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A Quote by Geoffrey Chaucer on good and wisdom

What is bettre than wisdom ? Womman. And what is bettre than a good womman? No-thing.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

Source: The Canterbury Tales, The Tale of Melibeus

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A Quote by Geoffrey Chaucer on love

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'My lige lady, generally,' quod he, 'Wommen desyren to have sovereyntee As well over hir housbond as hir love.'

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

Source: The Canterbury Tales, Tale of the Wyf of Bathe

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