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Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

Lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'entrate!" (Abandon all hope, you who enter!)

Inscription at the entrance to Hell

Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita" (Midway along the path of our life)

Non ragioniam di lor, ma guarda, e passa." (Let us not speak of them, but look, and pass on.)

... Nessun maggior dolore Che ricordarsi del tempo felice Nella miseria." (There is no greater pain than to remember a happy time when one is in misery.)

E'n la sua volontade e nostra pace." (In His will is our peace.)

L'amor che muove il sole e I'altre stelle." (The love that moves the sun and the other stars.)

Il gran rifiuto." (The great refusal.)

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.

Tu proverai si come sa di sale, Lo pane altrui, e com'e duro calle, Lo scendere e'l salir per l'altrui scale.

The more a thing is perfect, the more it feels pleasure and pain.

Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

Consider your origin. You were not formed to live like brutes but to follow virtue and knowledge.

Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery

Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

Midway upon the journey of our life, I found myself within a forest dark, for the straightforward pathway had been lost.

Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

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The devil is not as black as he is painted.

Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

Into the eternal darkness, into fire and into ice.

Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

I did not die, and yet I lost life’s breath

If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.

The path to paradise begins in hell.

Nature is the art of God.

A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.

Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.

Remember tonight... for it is the beginning of always.

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Follow your path, and let the people talk.

Everywhere is here and every when is now.

The secret of getting things done is to act!

If your world isn't right, the cause is in you.

Beauty awakens the soul to act.

If you give people light, they will find their own way.

The day that man allows true love to appear, those things which are well made will fall into cofusion and will overturn everything we believe to be right and true.
The man who lies asleep will never waken fame, and his desire and all his life drift past him like a dream, and the traces of his memory fade from time like smoke in air, or ripples on a stream.
Oh blind, oh ignorant, self-seeking cupidity whcih spurs as so in the short mortal life and steeps as through all eternity.
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
Be like a solid tower whose brave height remains unmoved by all the winds that blow; the man who lets his thoughts be turned aside by one thing or another, will lose sight of his true goal, his mind sapped of its strength.
Mankind is at its best when it is most free. This will be clear if we grasp the principle of liberty. We must recall that the basic principle is freedom of choice, which saying many have on their lips but few in their minds.

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