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

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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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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