Q – Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri 1265 – 1321 was an Italian poet whose epic poem ‘The Divine Comedy’ is considered to be the greatest work of literature ever written in Italian, and the most important poem of the middle ages.

 

‘The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crisis maintain their neutrality’

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‘Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge’

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‘There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery’

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‘Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories, and still your eyes are on the ground’

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‘Beauty awakens the soul to act’

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‘Nature is the art of god’

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‘In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight-way was lost’

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‘Remember tonight… for it is the beginning of always’

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‘He listens well who takes notes’

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‘They yearn for what they fear for’

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‘A mighty flame follows a tiny spark’

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‘He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it’

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‘My course is set for an unchartered sea’

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‘A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence’

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‘Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift’

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‘The more a thing is perfect, the more it feels pleasure and pain’

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‘There is a gentle thought that often springs to life in me, because it speaks of you’

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‘The secret of getting things done is to act’

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‘The path to paradise begins in hell’

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‘Be like a solid tower, whose brave height remains unmoved by all the winds that blow; the man who lets his thoughts be turned aside by one thing or another, will lose sight of his true goal, his mind sapped of its strength’

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