Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes

Top 100 wise famous quotes and sayings by Geoffrey Chaucer

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Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: The devil can only destroy those who are already on their way to damnation. The devil can only destroy those who are already on their way to damnation.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Youre tale anoyeth al this compaignye.Swich talkyng is nat worth a boterflye, Youre tale anoyeth al this compaignye.
Swich talkyng is nat worth a boterflye,
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: For I have seyn of a ful misty morwe Folowen ful ofte a myrie someris day. For I have seyn of a ful misty morwe Folowen ful ofte a myrie someris day.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Hyt is not al golde that glareth. Hyt is not al golde that glareth.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: And when a beest is deed, he hath no peyne; But man after his deeth moot wepe and pleyne. And when a beest is deed, he hath no peyne; But man after his deeth moot wepe and pleyne.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: The man who has no wife is no cuckold. The man who has no wife is no cuckold.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: the guilty think all talk is of themselves. the guilty think all talk is of themselves.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Right as an aspen lefe she gan to quake. Right as an aspen lefe she gan to quake.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Death is the end of every worldly pain. Death is the end of every worldly pain.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: My house is small, but you are learned men And by your arguments can make a place Twenty foot broad as infinite as space. My house is small, but you are learned men And by your arguments can make a place Twenty foot broad as infinite as space.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: That of all the floures in the mede, Thanne love I most these floures white and rede, Suche as men callen daysyes in her toune. That of all the floures in the mede, Thanne love I most these floures white and rede, Suche as men callen daysyes in her toune.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Who then may trust the dice, at Fortune's throw? Who then may trust the dice, at Fortune's throw?
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Forbid Us Something and That Thing we Desire Forbid Us Something and That Thing we Desire
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Murder will out, this my conclusion. Murder will out, this my conclusion.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed. Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Ful wys is he that kan himselve knowe. Ful wys is he that kan himselve knowe.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: If love be good, from whence cometh my woe? If love be good, from whence cometh my woe?
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Habit maketh no monk, ne wearing of gilt spurs maketh no knight. Habit maketh no monk, ne wearing of gilt spurs maketh no knight.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: For thogh we slepe, or wake, or rome, or ryde, Ay fleeth the tyme; it nyl no man abyde. For thogh we slepe, or wake, or rome, or ryde, Ay fleeth the tyme; it nyl no man abyde.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: The gretteste clerkes been noght wisest men. The gretteste clerkes been noght wisest men.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: The cat would eat fish but would not get her feet wet. The cat would eat fish but would not get her feet wet.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: ... murder wol out ... murder wol out
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: One shouldn't be too inquisitive in life Either about God's secrets or one's wife. One shouldn't be too inquisitive in life Either about God's secrets or one's wife.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: This flour of wifly patience. This flour of wifly patience.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: And if love is, what thing and which is he? If love be good, from whennes cometh my woo? And if love is, what thing and which is he? If love be good, from whennes cometh my woo?
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: we know little of the things for which we pray we know little of the things for which we pray
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: In love there is but little rest. In love there is but little rest.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: I will eviscerate you in fiction. Every pimple, every character flaw. I was naked for a day; you will be naked for eternity. A Knight's Tale I will eviscerate you in fiction. Every pimple, every character flaw. I was naked for a day; you will be naked for eternity.
A Knight's Tale
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: But all thing which that shineth as the gold Ne is no gold, as I have herd it told. But all thing which that shineth as the gold Ne is no gold, as I have herd it told.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: I am right sorry for your heavinesse. I am right sorry for your heavinesse.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Time lost, as men may see, For nothing may recovered be. Time lost, as men may see, For nothing may recovered be.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: The life so short, the crafts so long to learn. The life so short, the crafts so long to learn.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Trouthe is the hyest thyng that man may kepe. Trouthe is the hyest thyng that man may kepe.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Yblessed be god that I have wedded fyve! Welcome the sixte, whan that evere he shal. Yblessed be god that I have wedded fyve! Welcome the sixte, whan that evere he shal.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: He kept his tippet stuffed with pins for curls, And pocket-knives, to give to pretty girls. He kept his tippet stuffed with pins for curls, And pocket-knives, to give to pretty girls.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Fie on possession, But if a man be vertuous withal. Fie on possession, But if a man be vertuous withal.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: To keep demands as much skill as to win. To keep demands as much skill as to win.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: The fields have eyes, and the woods have ears. The fields have eyes, and the woods have ears.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Every honest miller has a golden thumb. Every honest miller has a golden thumb.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Eke wonder last but nine deies never in toun. Eke wonder last but nine deies never in toun.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Of harmes two the lesse is for to cheese. Of harmes two the lesse is for to cheese.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Go, little booke! go, my little tragedie! Go, little booke! go, my little tragedie!
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Who shall give a lover any law?' Love is a greater law, by my troth, than any law written by mortal man. Who shall give a lover any law?' Love is a greater law, by my troth, than any law written by mortal man.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: But of no nombre mencioun made he, Of bigamye, or of octogamye33. Why sholde men thanne speke of it vileinye34? But of no nombre mencioun made he, Of bigamye, or of octogamye33. Why sholde men thanne speke of it vileinye34?
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: You are the cause by which I die. You are the cause by which I die.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Til that the brighte sonne loste his hewe; For th'orisonte hath reft the sonne his lyght; This is as muche to seye as it was nyght! Til that the brighte sonne loste his hewe; For th'orisonte hath reft the sonne his lyght; This is as muche to seye as it was nyght!
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: He loved chivalrye Trouthe and honour, freedom and curteisye. He loved chivalrye Trouthe and honour, freedom and curteisye.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Life is short. Art long. Opportunity is fleeting. Expierience treacherous. Judgement difficult. Life is short. Art long. Opportunity is fleeting. Expierience treacherous. Judgement difficult.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: This world nys but a thurghfare ful of wo, And we been pilgrymes, passynge to and fro. This world nys but a thurghfare ful of wo, And we been pilgrymes, passynge to and fro.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: In general, women desire to rule over their husbands and lovers, to be the authority above them. In general, women desire to rule over their husbands and lovers, to be the authority above them.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Thou shalt make castels thanne in Spayne And dreme of joye, all but in vayne. Thou shalt make castels thanne in Spayne And dreme of joye, all but in vayne.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: all that glitters is not gold, all that glitters is not gold,
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Well is it said that neither love nor power Admit a rival, even for an hour. Well is it said that neither love nor power Admit a rival, even for an hour.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: And shame it is, if that a priest take keep, To see a shitten shepherd and clean sheep: And shame it is, if that a priest take keep, To see a shitten shepherd and clean sheep:
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Make a virtue of necessity. Make a virtue of necessity.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: One flesh they are; and one flesh, so I'd guess,Has but one heart, come grief or happiness. One flesh they are; and one flesh, so I'd guess,
Has but one heart, come grief or happiness.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Thus in this heaven he took his delight And smothered her with kisses upon kisses Till gradually he came to know where bliss is. Thus in this heaven he took his delight And smothered her with kisses upon kisses Till gradually he came to know where bliss is.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Whoso will pray, he must fast and be clean, And fat his soul, and make his body lean. Whoso will pray, he must fast and be clean, And fat his soul, and make his body lean.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: But Christ's lore and his apostles twelve,He taught and first he followed it himself. But Christ's lore and his apostles twelve,
He taught and first he followed it himself.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: He was as fresh as is the month of May. He was as fresh as is the month of May.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: One cannot be avenged for every wrong; according to the occasion, everyone who knows how, must use temperance. One cannot be avenged for every wrong; according to the occasion, everyone who knows how, must use temperance.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Patience is a conquering virtue. Patience is a conquering virtue.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Min be the travaille, and thin be the glorie. Min be the travaille, and thin be the glorie.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: A love grown old is not the love once new. A love grown old is not the love once new.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: There's no workman, whatsoever he be, That may both work well and hastily. There's no workman, whatsoever he be, That may both work well and hastily.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: earn what you can since everything's for sale earn what you can since everything's for sale
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: The bisy larke, messager of day. The bisy larke, messager of day.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: For tyme y-lost may not recovered be. For tyme y-lost may not recovered be.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Nowhere so busy a man as he than he, and yet he seemed busier than he was. Nowhere so busy a man as he than he, and yet he seemed busier than he was.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: For if a priest be foul, on whom we trust, No wonder is a common man should rust -The Prologue of Chaucers Canterbury Tales- For if a priest be foul, on whom we trust,
No wonder is a common man should rust
-The Prologue of Chaucers Canterbury Tales-
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: The proverbe saith that many a smale maketh a grate. The proverbe saith that many a smale maketh a grate.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: Woe to the cook whose sauce has no sting. Woe to the cook whose sauce has no sting.
Geoffrey Chaucer quotes: There's never a new fashion but it's old. There's never a new fashion but it's old.