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 deed

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She wolde wepe, if that she sawe a mous Caught in a trappe, if it were deed or bledde. Of smale houndes had she, that she fedde With rosted flesh, or milk and waster-breed. But sore weep she if oon of hem were deed.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

Source: The Canterbury Tales, Prologue

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A Quote by Geoffrey Chaucer on good, men, and science

The Iyf so short, the craft so long to lerne, Thassay so hard, so sharp the conquenng. . . . . For out of olde feldes, as men seith, Cometh al this newe corn fro yeer to yere; And out of olde bokes, in good feith, Cometh al this newe science that men lere.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

Source: The Parlement of Foules

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A Quote by Geoffrey Chaucer on world

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But manly set the world on sixe and sevene; And, if thou deye a martir, go to hevene.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

Source: Troilus and Criseyde

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A Quote by Geoffrey Chaucer on good

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It is nought good a sleping hound to wake.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

Source: Troilus and Criseyde

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