13 Total Quotes

Francesco Petrarch Quotes

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us / avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
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#Ambition

Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.
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#Italian Poet #Cancer

Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart of life, and is prophetic of eternal good.
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#Grace

Who naught suspects is easily deceived.
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#Italian Poet #Deception

True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.
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#Italian Poet

Man has no greater enemy than himself.
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It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.
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The aged love what is practical while impetuous youth longs only for what is dazzling.
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All pleasure in the world is a passing dream.
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#Pleasure

Who over-refines his argument brings himself to grief
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#Grief

How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
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