Dante Alighieri Quote
La Vita Nuova, Chapter XXVIII (1293).
“The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), Paradiso, Canto I, line 34
“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”
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.