Petrarch Quotes

Found 31 quotes by Petrarch .
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"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." Francesco Petrarch
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"Suspicion is the cancer of friendship." Francesco Petrarch
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"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." Francesco Petrarch
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Ambition   

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"A short cut to riches is to subtract from our desires" Francesco Petrarch
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"There is no lighter burden, nor more agreeable, than a pen" Francesco Petrarch
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"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." Francesco Petrarch
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"Who naught suspects is easily deceived." Francesco Petrarch
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"Man has no greater enemy than himself." Francesco Petrarch
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"Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together" Francesco Petrarch
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"To be able to say how much you love is to love but little" Francesco Petrarch
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"Books have led some to learning and others to madness" Francesco Petrarch
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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." Francesco Petrarch
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"Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure" Francesco Petrarch
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"The aged love what is practical while impetuous youth longs only for what is dazzling." Francesco Petrarch
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"All pleasure in the world is a passing dream." Francesco Petrarch
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"Who over-refines his argument brings himself to grief" Francesco Petrarch
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"How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance." Francesco Petrarch
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"How fortune brings to earth the over-sure!" Petrarch
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"Often have I wondered with much curiosity as to our coming into this world and what will follow our departure." Petrarch
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"To begin with myself, then, the utterances of men concerning me will differ widely, since in passing judgment almost every one is influenced not so much by truth as by preference, and good and evil report alike know no bounds." Petrarch
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"Love is the crowning grace of humanity." Petrarch
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