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)
“I have found little that is "good" about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.”
Psycho-analysis and faith: the letters of Sigmund Freud & Oskar Pfister (1963 edition)
“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”
―Robert Green Ingersoll
The works of Robert G. Ingersoll (1978 edition), Library of Alexandria - ISBN: 9781465521330
“Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man's other inventions.”
―William O. Douglas
Dissenting, United States v. Wunderlich, 342 U.S. 98, 101 (1951).
“The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends, Ser Jorah told her. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace. He gave a shrug. They never are.”
―George R. R. Martin
Daenerys (III)—Ser Jorah Mormont - A Song of Ice and Fire (1996-)
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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.