Petrarch Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches



Petrarch Quotes and Sayings

Petrarch Quotes, Quotations, Sayings, Remarks and Thoughts
Name:
Petrarch (random)
Books & Videos:
Petrarch Books & Videos
Type:
Poet
Nationality:
Italian
Birth Date / Year:
July 20, 1304
Death Date / Year:
July 19, 1374
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  • 1
    A short cut to riches is to subtract from our desires. Petrarch | Refcard PDF
  • 2
    And tears are heard within the harp I touch. Petrarch | Refcard PDF
  • 3
    Books have led some to learning and others to madness. Petrarch | Refcard PDF
  • 4
    Do you suppose there is any living man so unreasonable that if he found himself stricken with a dangerous ailment he would not anxiously desire to regain the blessing of health? Petrarch | Refcard PDF
  • 5
    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. Petrarch | Refcard PDF
  • 6
    How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance. Petrarch | Refcard PDF
  • 7
    How fortune brings to earth the over-sure! Petrarch | Refcard PDF
  • 8
    It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other. Petrarch | Refcard PDF
  • 9
    Love is the crowning grace of humanity. Petrarch | Refcard PDF
  • 10
    Man has no greater enemy than himself. Petrarch | Refcard PDF
  • 11
    Often have I wondered with much curiosity as to our coming into this world and what will follow our departure. Petrarch | Refcard PDF
  • 12
    Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together. Petrarch | Refcard PDF
  • 13
    Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure. Petrarch | Refcard PDF
  • 14
    Suspicion is the cancer of friendship. Petrarch | Refcard PDF
  • 15
    The aged love what is practical while impetuous youth longs only for what is dazzling. Petrarch | Refcard PDF
  • 16
    There is no lighter burden, nor more agreeable, than a pen. Petrarch | Refcard PDF
  • 17
    To be able to say how much love, is love but little. Petrarch | Refcard PDF
  • 18
    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 | Refcard PDF
  • 19
    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. Petrarch | Refcard PDF
  • 20
    What name to call thee by, O virgin fair, I know not, for thy looks are not of earth And more than mortal seems thy countenances. Petrarch | Refcard PDF
  • 21
    Who naught suspects is easily deceived. Petrarch | Refcard PDF

 

  

  

 

  

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