Pietro Aretino

1492 - 1556

A Quote by Pietro Aretino on art, books, fatherhood, judgment, nature, power, sons, and value

Nothing, it appears to me is of greater value in a man than the power of judgment; and the man who has it may be compared to a chest filled with books, for he is the son of nature and the father of art.

Pietro Aretino (1492 - 1556)

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A Quote by Pietro Aretino

I am, indeed, a king, for I know how to rule myself.

Pietro Aretino (1492 - 1556)

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A Quote by Pietro Aretino on genius and love

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.

Pietro Aretino (1492 - 1556)

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A Quote by Pietro Aretino on neighbors and truth

If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them.

Pietro Aretino (1492 - 1556)

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A Quote by Pietro Aretino on contentment, merit, misery, praise, suffering, and temper

They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.

Pietro Aretino (1492 - 1556)

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A Quote by Pietro Aretino on cowardice, heart, and mind

A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart.

Pietro Aretino (1492 - 1556)

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A Quote by Pietro Aretino on friendship and wisdom

I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.

Pietro Aretino (1492 - 1556)

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A Quote by Pietro Aretino on lies, love, and truth

I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.

Pietro Aretino (1492 - 1556)

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A Quote by Pietro Aretino on art, exercise, nature, and practice

Nature without exercise is a seed shut up in a pod, and art without practice is nothing.

Pietro Aretino (1492 - 1556)

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