The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people.
Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)
Source: Geoffrey Chaucer
Contributed by: Cathy
And gladly would he learn, and gladly teach.
Forbid us something, and that thing we desire.
No-wher so bisy a man as he ther nas And yet he semed bisier than he was.
Source: The Canterbury Tales, Prologue
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Source: The Canterbury Tales, The Maunciples Tale
He loved chivalrye Trouthe and honour, freedom and curteisye.
What is bettre than wisdom ? Womman. And what is bettre than a good womman? No-thing.
Source: The Canterbury Tales, The Tale of Melibeus
'My lige lady, generally,' quod he, 'Wommen desyren to have sovereyntee As well over hir housbond as hir love.'
Source: The Canterbury Tales, Tale of the Wyf of Bathe
By God, if women had but written stories, As have these clerks within their oratories, They would have written of men more wickedness Than all the race of Adam could redress.
Source: Canterbury Tales: Wife of Bath's Prologue
'Thou lokest as thou woldest finde an hare, For ever up-on the ground I see thee stare.'
Source: The Canterbury Tales, Prologue to Sir Thopas
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