Giovanni Boccaccio Quotes (7 quotes)
The Decameron, or Ten days' entertainment of Boccaccio (1835 edition)
In Italian: "e voi sapete che la gente è più acconcia a credere il male che il bene." From: Il Decameron, Volume 1 (1857 edition), p. 254, "Novella Sesta, Giornata Terza"
“[Of the Black Death:] How many valiant men, how many fair ladies, breakfast with their kinfolk and the same night supped with their ancestors in the next world!”
Decameron introduction (13481353)
Poor Relations. - Last Essays of Elia (1833)
“What are little boys made of? Snips and snails and puppy-dog tails, And such are little boys made of.”
What All the World Is Made Of (ca. 1820)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsGiovanni Boccaccio
Born: June 16, 1313
Died: December 21, 1375 (aged 62)
Occupation: Author, poet
Bio: Giovanni Boccaccio was an Italian author and poet, a friend, student, and correspondent of Petrarch, an important Renaissance humanist and the author of a number of notable works including the Decameron, On Famous Women, and his poetry in the Italian vernacular.