Dante Alighieri quotes

“Do not be afraid; our fate
Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“My course is set for an uncharted sea.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“There is no greater sorrow
Than to recall a happy time
When miserable.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“The path to paradise begins in hell.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“In that book which is my memory,
On the first page of the chapter that is the day when I first met you,
Appear the words, ‘Here begins a new life’.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“All hope abandon, ye who enter here.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“Remember tonight… for it is the beginning of always”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself within a dark woods where the straight way was lost.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“The more a thing is perfect, the more it feels pleasure and pain.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“L’amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“The devil is not as black as he is painted.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“Amor, ch’al cor gentile ratto s’apprende
prese costui de la bella persona
che mi fu tolta; e ‘l modo ancor m’offende.

Amor, che a nullo amato amar perdona,
Mi prese del costui piacer sì forte,
Che, come vedi, ancor non m’abbandona…”

“Love, which quickly arrests the gentle heart,
Seized him with my beautiful form
That was taken from me, in a manner which still grieves me.

Love, which pardons no beloved from loving,
took me so strongly with delight in him
That, as you see, it still abandons me not…”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“Through me you pass into the city of woe:
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.
Justice the founder of my fabric moved:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.
Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I shall endure.
All hope abandon, ye who enter here.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

 

“He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“Love insists the loved loves back”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“There is no greater sorrow then to recall our times of joy in wretchedness.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“Beauty awakens the soul to act.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“O human race, born to fly upward, wherefore at a little wind dost thou so fall?”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“Consider your origin. You were not formed to live like brutes but to follow virtue and knowledge.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“They yearn for what they fear for.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“Into the eternal darkness, into fire and into ice. ”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“The man who lies asleep will never waken fame, and his desire and all his life drift past him like a dream, and the traces of his memory fade from time like smoke in air, or ripples on a stream.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“And we came forth to contemplate the stars.”
― Dante Alighiere

 

 

“Love, that moves the sun and the other stars”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“Through me you go into a city of weeping; through me you go into eternal pain; through me you go amongst the lost people”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“Nature is the art of God.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

 

“A mighty flame follows a tiny spark.”
― Dante

 

“There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“The day that man allows true love to appear, those things which are well made will fall into cofusion and will overturn everything we believe to be right and true.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“From there we came outside and saw the stars”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“Midway upon the journey of our life, I found myself within a forest dark, for the straightforward pathway had been lost.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“And I — my head oppressed by horror — said:
“Master, what is it that I hear? Who are
those people so defeated by their pain?”
And he to me: “This miserable way
is taken by the sorry souls of those
who lived without disgrace and without praise.
They now commingle with the coward angels,
the company of those who were not rebels
nor faithful to their God, but stood apart.
The heavens, that their beauty not be lessened,
have cast them out, nor will deep Hell receive them —
even the wicked cannot glory in them.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

 

“Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories, and still your eyes are on the ground”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

 

“Lost are we, and are only so far punished,
That without hope we live on in desire.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“No sadness is greater than in misery to rehearse memories of joy.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

 

“Because your question searches for deep meaning,
I shall explain in simple words”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“I did not die, and yet I lost life’s breath”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“But the stars that marked our starting fall away.
We must go deeper into greater pain,
for it is not permitted that we stay.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“I felt for the tormented whirlwinds
Damned for their carnal sins
Committed when they let their passions rule their reason.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“For she doth make my veins and pulses tremble.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“ma gia volgena il mio disio e’l velle
si come rota ch’igualmente e mossa,
l’amor che move: i sole e l’altre stelle
…as a wheel turns smoothtly, free from jars, my will and my desire were turned by love, The love that moves the sun and the other stars.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“As little flowers, which the chill of night has bent and huddled, when the white sun strikes, grow straight and open fully on their stems, so did I, too, with my exhausted force.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“Hope not ever to see Heaven. I have come to lead you to the
other shore; into eternal darkness; into fire and into ice.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“He woke her then, and trembling and obedient, she ate that burning heart out of his hand. Weeping, I saw him then depart from me. Could he daily feel a stab of hunger for her? Find nourishment in the very sight of her? I think so. But would she see through the bars of his plight, and ache for him?”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“Thus you may understand that love alone
is the true seed of every merit in you,
and of all acts for which you must atone.”
― Dante Alighieri

 

 

“In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost. Ah, how hard a thing it is to tell what a wild, and rough, and stubborn wood this was, which in my thought renews the fear!”
― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

 

 

“The Love that moves the sun and the other stars.”
― Dante Alighieri

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