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Famous Petrarch Quotations

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Quote Left Great is my envy of you, earth, in your greed Folding her in invisible embrace,... Quote Right
Quote Left Suspicion is the cancer of friendship. Quote Right
Quote Left Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure. Quote Right
Quote Left It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Oh, may she deign to stand at my bedside When I come to die; and may she call to me And draw me to her in the blessed place! Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together. Quote Right
Quote Left Man has no greater enemy than himself. Quote Right
Quote Left How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance. Quote Right
Quote Left My flowery and green age was passing away, and I feeling a chill in the fires had been wasting my heart, for I was drawing near the... Quote Right
Quote Left Great is my envy of death whose curt hard sword Carried her whom I called my life away; Me he disdains, and mocks me from her eyes! Quote Right
Quote Left And I live on, but in grief and self-contempt, Left here without the light I loved so much,... Quote Right
Quote Left Death had his grudge against me, and he got up in the way, like an armed robber, with a pike in his hand. Quote Right
Quote Left what a grudge I am bearing against Death, that is standing in her two eyes, and will not call me with a word. Quote Right
Quote Left I do not now begin,--I still adore Her whom I early cherish'd in my breast; Then once again with prudence dispossess'd, And to whose heart I'm driven back once more. The love of Petrarch, that all-glorious love, Was unrequited, and, alas, full sad... Quote Right