Dante Alighieri Quotes (120 quotes)
La Vita Nuova, Chapter XXVIII (1293).
La Vita Nuova, Chapter II (1293).
“In that book which is
On the first page
That is the chapter when
I first met you
Appear the words...
Here begins a new life.”
La Vita Nuova (as reported in The 100 Best Love Poems of All Time By Leslie Pockell).
“Love with delight discourses in my mind
Upon my lady's admirable gifts...
Beyond the range of human intellect.”
Il Convivio, Trattato Terzo, line 1.
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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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