Dante Alighieri Quotes (120 quotes)
Variant translation: "Follow your own light" - The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), Purgatorio, Canto XXVII
The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), Paradiso, Canto I, line 34
Episodes from the Divine Comedy (1932 edition)
“O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!”
The Divine Comedy: Translated by the Rev. H. F. Cary (2010 edition), MobileReference - ISBN: 9781607780465
“Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.”
Dante:divine Comedy V1 Inferno P: (1961 edition), Oxford University Press - ISBN: 9780195004120
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Born: June 1, 1265
Died: September 13, 1321 (aged 56)
Occupation: Poet, statesman
Bio: Durante degli Alighieri, mononymously referred to as Dante, was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Commedia and later called Divina by Boccaccio, is considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.
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“Before the Barn-Door crowing, The Cock by Hens attended, His Eyes around him throwing, Stands for a while suspended: Then One he singles from the Crew, And cheers the happy Hen; With how do you do, and how do you do, And how do you do again.”
— John Gay