Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer
Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Born: October 25, 1400
  • Died: October 25, 1400
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Poet









Geoffrey Chaucer was an English poet and author. Widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, he is best known for The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer is known as the "Father of English literature", and he was the first writer to be buried in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey.

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All things obey money. Power
For if good fortune makes your friends for you, Ill fortune makes them enemies for sure. Loyalty & Loyalty Oaths
Full oft in game a sooth I have heard said. Miscellaneous
I am myne owene woman, wel at ese Minorities & Women
No man can always have riches. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
Oft time switch cursing wrongfully returneth again to him that curseth, as a bird that returneth again to his own nest. Miscellaneous
The smile with the knife under the cloak. Diplomacy & Diplomats
And she was fair as is the rose in May.
By nature, men love newfangledness. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Nature
Filth and old age, I'm sure you will agree, are powerful wardens upon chastity.
First he wrought, and afterward he taught.
Forbid us something, and that thing we desire.
He was as fresh as is the month of May.
Love is blind. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Murder will out, this my conclusion.
Nowhere so busy a man as he than he, and yet he seemed busier than he was.
People can die of mere imagination.
The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people. Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations
The guilty think all talk is of themselves.
The life so short, the crafts so long to learn. Life
There's never a new fashion but it's old.
There's no workman, whatsoever he be, That may both work well and hastily. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Time and tide wait for no man. Time
We know little of the things for which we pray.
Whoso will pray, he must fast and be clean, And fat his soul, and make his body lean.
Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed. Women