Dante Alighieri Quotes (120 quotes)
“Your fame is as the grass, whose hue comes and goes, and His might withers it by whose power it sprang from the lap of the earth.”
Variant translation: "Your fame is like the verdant grass, whose hue comes and then goes; and that which doth bestow its vigor withers all its verdure too." - The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), Purgatorio, Canto XI
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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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