Dante Alighieri

an Italian poet famous for writing the Divine Comedy that describes a journey through Hell and purgatory and paradise guided by Virgil and his idealized Beatrice (1265-1321)

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A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.
A great flame follows a little spark.
Abandon all hope, you who enter here!
All hope abandon, ye who enter here
Avarice, envy, pride,Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of allOn Fire.
Consider your origin you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
Follow your own star!
For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act
For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?
He listens well who takes notes.
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.
O human race born to fly upward, wherefore at a little wind dost thou fall.
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 experience of this sweet life. L'esperienza de questa dolce vita.
The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.
There is no greater sorrow Than to be mindful of the happy time In misery.
There sighs, lamentations and loud wailings resounded through the starless air, so that at first it made me weep; strange tongues, horrible language, words of pain, tones of anger, voices loud and hoarse, and with these the sound of hands, made a tumult which is whirling through that air forever dark, and sand eddies in a whirlwind.
There's not the least thing can be said or done, but people will talk and find fault.
These have not the hope to die.
Through me you pass into the city of woeThrough me you pass into eternal painThrough me among the people lost for aye.Justice the founder of my fabric movedTo rear me was the task of power divine,Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.Before me things create were none, save thingsEternal, and eternal I shall endure.All hope abandon, ye who enter here.
Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.

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