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Petrarch Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Petrarch quotes: Mere elegance of language can produce at best but an empty renown. Mere elegance of language can produce at best but an empty renown.
Petrarch quotes: Often on earth the gentlest heart is fain To feed and banquet on another's woe. Often on earth the gentlest heart is fain To feed and banquet on another's woe.
Petrarch quotes: Where are the numerous constructions erected by Agrippa, of which only the Pantheon remains? Where are the splendorous palaces of the emperors? Where are the numerous constructions erected by Agrippa, of which only the Pantheon remains? Where are the splendorous palaces of the emperors?
Petrarch quotes: He loves but lightly who his love can tell. He loves but lightly who his love can tell.
Petrarch quotes: Virtue is health, vice is sickness. Virtue is health, vice is sickness.
Petrarch quotes: Books can warm the heart with friendly words and counsel, entering into a close relationship with us which is articulate and alive Books can warm the heart with friendly words and counsel, entering into a close relationship with us which is articulate and alive
Petrarch quotes: For virtue only finds eternal Fame. For virtue only finds eternal Fame.
Petrarch quotes: From thought to thought, from mountain peak to mountain. Love leads me on; for I can never still My trouble on the world's well beaten ways. From thought to thought, from mountain peak to mountain. Love leads me on; for I can never still My trouble on the world's well beaten ways.
Petrarch quotes: It is better to will the good than to know the truth, It is better to will the good than to know the truth,
Petrarch quotes: Wanting is not enough, long and you attain it. Wanting is not enough, long and you attain it.
Petrarch quotes: Reality is always the foe of famous names. Reality is always the foe of famous names.
Petrarch quotes: I desire that death find me ready and writing, or if it please Christ, praying and intears. I desire that death find me ready and writing, or if it please Christ, praying and intears.
Petrarch quotes: The greater I am, the greater shall be my efforts. The greater I am, the greater shall be my efforts.
Petrarch quotes: You keep to your own ways and leave mine to me. You keep to your own ways and leave mine to me.
Petrarch quotes: And tears are heard within the harp I touch. And tears are heard within the harp I touch.
Petrarch quotes: 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. 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.
Petrarch quotes: All pleasure in the world is a passing dream. All pleasure in the world is a passing dream.
Petrarch quotes: For though I am a body of this earth, my firm desire is born from the stars. For though I am a body of this earth, my firm desire is born from the stars.
Petrarch quotes: There is no lighter burden, nor more agreeable, than a pen. There is no lighter burden, nor more agreeable, than a pen.
Petrarch quotes: I saw the tracks of angels in the earth: the beauty of heaven walking by itself on the world. I saw the tracks of angels in the earth: the beauty of heaven walking by itself on the world.
Petrarch quotes: Man has no greater enemy than himself. Man has no greater enemy than himself.
Petrarch quotes: An equal doom clipp'd Time's blest wings of peace. An equal doom clipp'd Time's blest wings of peace.
Petrarch quotes: Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure. Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure.
Petrarch quotes: I would have preferred to have been born in any other time than our own. I would have preferred to have been born in any other time than our own.
Petrarch quotes: For style beyond the genius never dares. For style beyond the genius never dares.
Petrarch quotes: The end of doubt is the beginning of repose. The end of doubt is the beginning of repose.
Petrarch quotes: Go, grieving rimes of mine, to that hard stoneWhereunder lies my darling, lies my dear,And cry to her to speak from heaven's sphere. Go, grieving rimes of mine, to that hard stone
Whereunder lies my darling, lies my dear,
And cry to her to speak from heaven's sphere.
Petrarch quotes: Hope is incredible to the slave of grief. Hope is incredible to the slave of grief.
Petrarch quotes: And I live on, but in grief and self-contempt,Left here without the light I loved so much,In a great tempest and with shrouds unkempt. And I live on, but in grief and self-contempt,
Left here without the light I loved so much,
In a great tempest and with shrouds unkempt.
Petrarch quotes: Life in itself is short enough, but the physicians with their art, know to their amusement, how to make it still shorter. Life in itself is short enough, but the physicians with their art, know to their amusement, how to make it still shorter.
Petrarch quotes: I know and love the good, yet ah! the worst pursue. I know and love the good, yet ah! the worst pursue.
Petrarch quotes: I rejoiced in my progress, mourned my weaknesses, and commiserated the universal instability of human conduct. I rejoiced in my progress, mourned my weaknesses, and commiserated the universal instability of human conduct.
Petrarch quotes: Man has not a greater enemy than himself. Man has not a greater enemy than himself.
Petrarch quotes: Nothing mortal is enduring, and there is nothing sweet which does not presently end in bitterness. Nothing mortal is enduring, and there is nothing sweet which does not presently end in bitterness.
Petrarch quotes: While life is in your body, you have the rein of all thoughts in your hands. While life is in your body, you have the rein of all thoughts in your hands.
Petrarch quotes: The aged love what is practical while impetuous youth longs only for what is dazzling. The aged love what is practical while impetuous youth longs only for what is dazzling.
Petrarch quotes: A good death does honour to a whole life. A good death does honour to a whole life.
Petrarch quotes: Great errors seldom originate but with men of great minds. Great errors seldom originate but with men of great minds.
Petrarch quotes: How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance. How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch quotes: Continued work and application form my soul's nourishment. So soon as I commenced to rest and relax I should cease to live. Continued work and application form my soul's nourishment. So soon as I commenced to rest and relax I should cease to live.