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 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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A Quote by Geoffrey Chaucer on day, god, love, and men

Of alle the floures in the mede, Than love I most these floures whyte and rede, Swiche as men callen daysies in our toun. . . . . Til that myn herte dye. . . . . That wel by reson men hit calle may The 'dayesye' or elles the 'ye of day,' The emperice and flour of floures alle. I pray to god that faire mot she falle, And alle that loven floures, for hir sake!

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

Source: Legend of Good Women. 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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