65 Total Quotes

Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes

Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed
Geoffrey Chaucer
#Dating

The guilty think all talk is of themselves
Geoffrey Chaucer
#Guilt

Forbid us something, and that thing we desire
Geoffrey Chaucer
#Desire

People can die of mere imagination.
Geoffrey Chaucer
#English Poet #Imagination

The life so short, the crafts so long to learn
Geoffrey Chaucer
#Life

We little know the things for which we pray
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#Prayer

The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people.
Geoffrey Chaucer
#People #English Poet

She loved right from the first sight
Geoffrey Chaucer
#Love

Whoso will pray, he must fast and be clean, And fat his soul, and make his body lean
Geoffrey Chaucer
#Body

And she was fair as is the rose in May.
Geoffrey Chaucer
#English Poet

Seeke out ye goode in everie man, and speke of alle the beste ye can; then wil alle men speke wel of thee and say how kynde of hearte ye bee
Geoffrey Chaucer
#Man

Filth and old age, I'm sure you will agree, are powerful wardens upon chastity
Geoffrey Chaucer
#Age And Aging

There's no workman, whatsoever he be, That may both work well and hastily
Geoffrey Chaucer
#Work

There's never a new fashion but it's old.
Geoffrey Chaucer
#English Poet #Fashion

By nature, men love newfangledness
Geoffrey Chaucer
#Love

First he wrought, and afterward he taught.
Geoffrey Chaucer
#English Poet

Nowhere so busy a man as he than he, and yet he seemed busier than he was.
Geoffrey Chaucer
#English Poet #Man

He was as fresh as is the month of May.
Geoffrey Chaucer
#English Poet

That if gold rust, what shall iron do?/ For if a priest be foul, in whom we trust,/ No wonder is a lewd man to rust.
Geoffrey Chaucer
#Gold

But al thyng which shineth as the gold Nis nat gold, as that I have herd it told
Geoffrey Chaucer
#Gold

It is not all gold that glareth
Geoffrey Chaucer
#Gold

We know little of the things for which we pray.
Geoffrey Chaucer
#English Poet #Prayer