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By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Through me the way into the suffering city, Through me the way to the eternal pain, Through me the way that runs among the lost. Justice urged on my high artificer; My maker was divine authority, The highest wisdom, and the primal love. Before me nothing but eternal things were made, And I endure eternally. Abandon every hope, ye who enter here.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dante Alighieri

...Everything that is, desires to be. As we act, we unfold our being. Enjoyment naturally follows, for a thing desired always brings delight.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Of my sowing such straw I reap. O human folk, why set the heart there where exclusion of partnership is necessary

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante Alighieri

The three Divine are in this hierarchy, First the Dominions, and the Virtues next; And the third order is that of the Powers. The in the dances twain penultimate The Principalities and Archangels wheel; The last is wholly of angelic sports. These orders upward all of them are gazing, And downward so prevail, that unto God They all attracted are and all attract.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Pure essence, and pure matter, and the two joined into one were shot forth without flaw, like three bright arrows from a three-string bow.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante Alighieri

And what will bow your shoulders down will be the vicious and worthless company with whom you will fall into this abyss.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante Alighieri

The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality. [This miserable mode Maintain the melancholy souls of those Who lived withouten infamy or praise.]

By Anonym 17 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Noi siam venuti al loco ov'i' t'ho detto che tu vedrai le genti dolorose c'hanno perduto il ben de l'intelletto. We to the place have come, where I have told thee Thou shalt behold the people dolorous Who have foregone the good of intellect.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Like the lark that soars in the air, first singing, then silent, content with the last sweetness that satiates it, such seemed to me that image, the imprint of the Eternal Pleasure.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dante Alighieri

I felt for the tormented whirlwinds Damned for their carnal sins Committed when they let their passions rule their reason.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante Alighieri

There are souls beneath that water. Fixed in slimethey speak their piece, end it, and start again:'Sullen were we in the air made sweet by the Sun;in the glory of his shining our hearts poureda bitter smoke. Sullen were we begun;sullen we lie forever in this ditch.'This litany they gargle in their throatsas if they sand, but lacked the words and pitch.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Love kindled by virtue always kindles another, provided that its flame appear outwardly.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Those ancients who in poetry presented the golden age, who sang its happy state, perhaps, in their Parnassus, dreamt this place. Here, mankind's root was innocent; and here were every fruit and never-ending spring; these streams--the nectar of which poets sing.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dante Alighieri

God's greatest gift to man In all the bounty He was moved to make Throughout creation-the one gift the most Close to his goodness and the one He calls Most precious-is free will.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Fame is not won on downy plumes nor under canopies; the man who consumes his days without obtaining it leaves such mark of himself on earth as smoke in air or foam on water.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dante Alighieri

I saw a point that shone with light so keen, the eye that sees it cannot bear its blazing; the star that is for us the smallest one would seem a moon if placed beside this point.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante Alighieri

They had their faces twisted toward their haunches and found it necessary to walk backward, because they could not see ahead of them. ...And since he wanted so to see ahead, he looks behind and walks a backward path.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Unity in wills cannot be unless there is one will dominating and ruling all the rest to oneness... wills of mortals have need of a directive principle... therefore for the well-being of the world, there should be a monarchy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Love, who insists that love shall mutual be, Link'd me to him with charm strong as our fates; Even now it leaves me not, as thou dost see.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dante Alighieri

If a thief helps a poor man out of the spoils of his thieving, we must not call that charity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dante Alighieri

It may be that a more subtle person would find for this thing a reason of greater subtlety: but such is the reason that I find, and that liketh me best.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante Alighieri

We have no hope and yet we live in longing.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Noi leggeveamo un giorno per diletto Di Lancialotto, come amor lo strinse; Soli eravamo e senza alcun sospetto Per più fiate gli occhi ci sospinse Quella lettura, e scolorocci il viso; Ma solo un punto fu quel che ci vinse. Quando leggemmo il disiato riso Esser baciato da cotanto amante, Questi, che mai da me non fia diviso, La bocca mi baciò tutto tremante. Galeotto fu il libro e chi lo scrisse: Quel giorno più non vi leggemmo avante." ""We were reading one day, to pass the time, of Lancelot, how love had seized him. We were alone, and without any suspicion And time and time again our eyes would meet over that literature, and our faces paled, and yet one point alone won us. When we had read how the desired smile was kissed by so true a lover, This one, who never shall be parted from me, kissed my mouth, all a-tremble. Gallehault was the book and he who wrote it That day we read no further.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Dante Alighieri

There is no greater sorrow than thinking back upon a happy time in misery--

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante Alighieri

The purpose of the whole [the Comedy] and of this portion [the Paradiso] is to remove those who are living in this life from the state of wretchedness, and to lead them to the state of blessedness.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Love rules me. It determines what I ask.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Dante Alighieri

There is no greater sorrow than to recall our time of joy in wretchedness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante Alighieri

A l'alta fantasia qui mancò possa; ma già volgeva il mio disio e'l velle sì come rota ch'igualmente è mossa, l'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Three sparks - pride, envy, and avarice - have been kindled in all hearts.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dante Alighieri

If anyone should want to know my name, I am called Leah. And I spend all my time weaving garlands of flowers with my fair hands, t o please me when I stand before the mirror; my sister Rachel sits all the day long before her own, and never moves away. She loves to contemplate her lovely eyes; I love to use my hands to adorn myself: her joy is in reflection, mine in act.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Midway in our life's journey, I went astray from the straight road and woke to find myself alone in a dark wood.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Dante Alighieri

your soul has been assailed by cowardice, which often weighs so heavily on a man-- distracting him from honorable trials-- as phantoms frighten beasts when shadows fall.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Fama di loro il mondo esser non lassa; misericordia e giustizia li sdegna: non ragioniam di lor, ma guarda e passa.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Your fame is as the grass, whose hue comes and goes, and His might withers it by whose power it sprang from the lap of the earth.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante Alighieri

You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man's bread, and how hard is the way up and down another man's stairs.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Dante Alighieri

There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dante Alighieri

The heaven that rolls around cries aloud to you while it displays its eternal beauties, and yet your eyes are fixed upon the earth alone.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Dante Alighieri

your soul is sunken in that cowardice that bears down many men, turning their course and resolution by imagined perils, as his own shadow turns the frightened horse.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Behave like men, and not like witless sheep...

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dante Alighieri

In that part of the book of my memory before which little can be read, there is a heading, which says: ‘Incipit vita nova: Here begins the new life’.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dante Alighieri

In that part of the book of my memory before the which is little that can be read, there is a rubric, saying, Incipit Vita Nova. Under such rubric I find written many things; and among them the words which I purpose to copy into this little book; if not all of them, at the least their substance.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante Alighieri

There, pride, avarice, and envy are the tongues men know and heed, a Babel of depsair

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante Alighieri

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Justice divine has weighed: the doom is clear. All hope renounce, ye lost, who enter here.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dante Alighieri

The devil is not as black as he is painted.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Do not desert me when I need you most. And if we can't go on together, let's retrace our steps as quickly as we can.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante Alighieri

This sorrow weighs upon the melancholy souls of those who lived without infamy or praise.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.