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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume 2: Purgatorio

Dante Alighieri

Top 10 Best Quotes

“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.”

“Now you know how much my love for you burns deep in me when I forget about our emptiness, and deal with shadows as with solid things.”

“Perceive ye not that we are worms, designed To form the angelic butterfly, that goes To judgment, leaving all defence behind? Why doth your mind take such exalted pose, Since ye, disabled, are as insects, mean As worm which never transformation knows?”

“Justice does not descend from its own pinnacle.”

“This mountain is so formed that it is always wearisome when one begins the ascent, but becomes easier the higher one climbs.”

“He who best discerns the worth of time is most distressed whenever time is lost.”

“Haste denies all acts their dignity.”

“To course across more kindly waters now my talent's little vessel lifts her sails, leaving behind herself a sea so cruel; and what I sing will be that second kingdom, in which the human soul is cleansed of sin, becoming worthy of ascent to Heaven.”

“Madness it is to hope that human minds can ever understand the Infinite that comprehends Three Persons in One Being. Be satisfied with quia unexplained, O Human race! If you knew everything, no need for Mary to have borne a son.”

“how short a time the fire of love endures in woman if frequent sight and touch do not rekindle it.”

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time, haste, dignity

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