Dante Alighieri

(Durante degli Alighieri)

Dante Alighieri
Dante Alighieri
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  • Nationality: Italian
  • Profession: Poet









Durante degli Alighieri, commonly known by his short name Dante Alighieri or simply as Dante (Italian: [ˈdante]; English: /ˈdɑːnteɪ/, UK also /ˈdænti, -teɪ/; c. 1265 – 1321), was an Italian poet during the Late Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa (modern Italian: Commedia) and later christened Divina by Giovanni Boccaccio, is widely considered the most important poem of the Middle Ages and the greatest literary work in the Italian language.

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Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge. Human Nature
He goes seeking liberty, which is so dear, as he knows who for it renounces life. Freedom & Liberty
He listens well who takes notes. Management & Managing Government
Italy should be an angel of light among the nations. Miscellaneous
Of faith in God he [Frederick II, the Great] had none; he was crafty, wily, avaricious, lustful, malicious, wrathful; and yet a gallant man times, when he would show his kindness or courtesy; full of solace jocund, delightful, fertile in devices. He knew to read, write, and sing, to make songs and music. He was a comely man, and well formed, but of middle stature …. he knew how to speak with many and varied tongues, and, to be brief, if he had been rightly Catholic, and had loved God and His Church, he would have had few emperors his equals in the world. Religion & God
Pride, envy, avarice—these sparks Have set on fire the hearts of all men. Human Nature
The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough. Human Nature
The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of great moral crises maintain their neutrality. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
The lamp of the world [the sun] rises to mortals through different passages; but through that which joins four circles with three crosses it issues with a better course and conjoined with better stars, and tempers and stamps the wax of the world more after its own fashion. Although such an outlet had made morning there and evening here, and all the hemisphere there was bright, and the other dark... Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
There is no greater sorrow Than to be mindful of the happy time In misery Human Nature
Worldly renown is naught but a breath of wind, which now comes this way and now comes that, and changes name because it changes quarter.. Public Relations & Image
A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.
All hope abandon, ye who enter here! Hope
Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild. Nature ;Religion & God ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
At this high moment, ability failed my capacity to describe.
Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows. History
Beauty awakens the soul to act.
Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Follow your own star!
From a little spark may burst a flame.
Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.
Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories, and still your eyes are on the ground.
I love to doubt as well as know. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I wept not, so to stone within I grew.
If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.
In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost. Life
Nature is the art of God. Nature ;Religion & God ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
No one thinks of how much blood it costs.
O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!
Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.
Remember tonight... for it is the beginning of always.
Small projects need much more help than great.
The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.
The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.
The secret of getting things done is to act! Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery. Happiness & Unhappiness ;Sympathy
Will cannot be quenched against its will.
Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.
You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man's bread, and how hard is the way up and down another man's stairs.