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Quotes from Dante Alighieri

"A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark."

"All hope abandon, ye who enter here!"

"Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild."

"Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows."

"Beauty awakens the soul to act."

"Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge."

"Consider your origins: you were not made that you might live as brutes, but so as to follow virtue and knowledge."

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

"Follow your own star!"

"For where the instrument of intelligence is added to brute power and evil will, mankind is powerless in its own defense."

"From a little spark may burst a flame."

"He listens well who takes notes."

"Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal."

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

"I love to doubt as well as know."

"I wept not, so to stone within I grew."

"If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought."

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

"Nature is the art of God."

"No one thinks of how much blood it costs."

"O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!"

"Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men."

"Remember tonight... for it is the beginning of always."

"Small projects need much more help than great."

"The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come."

"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality."

"The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is."

"The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise."

"The secret of getting things done is to act!"

"There is no greater sorrow than to be mindful of the happy time in misery."

"There is no greater sorrow than to recall a happy time in the midst of wretchedness."

"There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery."

"Will cannot be quenched against its will."

"Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction."

"You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man's bread, and how hard is the way up and down another man's stairs."

Total Quotes: 36

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