There, pride, avarice, and envy are the tongues men know and heed, a Babel of depsair
("The Divine Comedy")
More Quotes from Dante Alighieri:It is no learning to understand what you do not retain.
From a little spark may burst a flame.
Lying in a featherbed will not bring you fame, nor staying beneath the quilt, and he who uses up his life without achieving fame leaves no more vestige of himself on earth than smoke in the air or foam upon the water.
Here we see hypocrites, plodding forever around in their circle And now we saw a people decked with paint, Who trod their circling way with tear and groan And slow, slow steps, seeming subdued and faint They all wore cloaks, with deep hoods forward thrown Over their eyes, and shaped in fashion quite Like the great cowls the monks wear at Cologne Outwardly they were gilded dazzling bright, But all within was lead, and weighed thereby, King Frederick's copes would have seemed feather-light. O weary mantle for eternity Once more we turned to the left, and by their side Paced on, intent upon their mournful cry.
The more a thing is perfect, the more if feels pleasure and pain.
A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.
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