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6 Famous Quotes by Francesco Petrarch
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Yon nightingale, whose strain so sweetly flows, Mourning her ravish'd young or much-loved mate, A soothing charm o'er all the valleys throws And skies, with notes well tuned to her and state.

Nightingales Quotes, by Francesco Petrarch , Source: To Laura in Death (sonnet XLIII)

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For style beyond the genius never dares. [Fr., Che stilo oltra l'ingegno non si stende.]

Style Quotes, by Francesco Petrarch , Source: Morte di Laura (sonnet 68)

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Oh! could I throw aside these earthly bands That tie me down where wretched mortals sigh-- To join blest spirits in celestial lands!

Desire Quotes, by Francesco Petrarch , Source: To Laura in Death (sonnet XLV)

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The time will come when every change shall cease, This quick revolving wheel shall rest in peace: No summer then shall glow, not winter freeze; Nothing shall be to come, and nothing past, But an eternal now shall ever last.

Eternity Quotes, by Francesco Petrarch , Source: Triumph of Eternity (l. 117)

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Those spacious regions where our fancies roam, Pain'd by the past, expecting ills to come, In some dread moment. by the fates assign'd, Shall pass away, nor leave a rack behind; And Time's revolving wheels shall lose at last The speed that spins the future and the past: And, sovereign of an undisputed throne, Awful eternity shall reign alone.

Eternity Quotes, by Francesco Petrarch , Source: Triumph pf Eternity (l. 102)

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It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.

Courage Quotes, by Francesco Petrarch

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