Facts about Petrarch

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Summary

Petrarch was a famous Poet from Italy, who lived between July 20, 1304 and July 19, 1374.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 22 quotes who is written / told by Petrarch.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Henry Bolingbroke, John Wycliffe, Emperor Sigismund

Famous quotes by Petrarch (22)


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"True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness"
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"To begin with myself, then, the utterances of men concerning me will differ widely, since in passing judgment almost every one is influenced not so much by truth as by preference, and good and evil report alike know no bounds"
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"To be able to say how much love, is love but little"
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"There is no lighter burden, nor more agreeable, than a pen"
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"The aged love what is practical while impetuous youth longs only for what is dazzling"
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"Suspicion is the cancer of friendship"
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"Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure"
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"Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together"
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"Often have I wondered with much curiosity as to our coming into this world and what will follow our departure"
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"Man has no greater enemy than himself"
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"Love is the crowning grace of humanity"
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"Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life, and is prophetic of eternal good"
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"It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other"
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"How fortune brings to earth the over-sure!"
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"How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance"
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"Five enemies of peace inhabit with us - avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace"
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"Do you suppose there is any living man so unreasonable that if he found himself stricken with a dangerous ailment he would not anxiously desire to regain the blessing of health?"
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"Books have led some to learning and others to madness"
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"And tears are heard within the harp I touch"
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"A short cut to riches is to subtract from our desires"
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"Who naught suspects is easily deceived"
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"What name to call thee by, O virgin fair, I know not, for thy looks are not of earth And more than mortal seems thy countenances"


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