Giovanni Boccaccio Quote
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 (1348–1353)
The Decameron, or Ten days' entertainment of Boccaccio (1835 edition)
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.