World Of Quotes

Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs
 Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes
49 Famous Quotes by Geoffrey Chaucer
- 10/25/1400
Also Known As:  
Chaucer
Professions:  
Information:  
About Geoffrey Chaucer

Mordre wol out, that see we day by day.

Murder Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Canterbury Tales (l. 15,058), The Nun's Priest's Tale

5 out of 5 stars
1 votes

But every thyng which schyneth as the gold, Nis nat gold, as that I have herd it told.

Appearance Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Canterbury Tales (preamble, l. 17,362), The Canon's Yeoman's Tale

5 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Every honest miller has a golden thumb.

Gold Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Canterbury Tales, old saying

5 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Yet in oure asshen olde is fyr yreke.

Fire Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Canterbury Tales (prologue, l. 3,881), The Reeve's Tale

5 out of 5 stars
2 votes

The guilty think all talk is of themselves

Guilt Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer

4 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Hyt is not al golde that glareth.

Appearance Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The House of Fame (bk. I, l. 272)

4 out of 5 stars
2 votes

Frieth in his own grease.

Punishment Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Canterbury Tales (V, 6069), The Wife of Bath's Tale

3 out of 5 stars
2 votes

I am not the rose, but I have lived near the rose. [Fr., Je ne suis pas la rose, mais j'ai vecu pres d'elle.]

Roses Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Romaunt of the Rose

3 out of 5 stars
2 votes

Ther n' is no werkman whatever he be, That may both werken wel and hastily. This wol be done at leisure parfitly.

Work Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Canterbury Tales (l. 585), The Merchant's Tale

3 out of 5 stars
1 votes

And yet he hadde "a thombe of gold" pardee.

Gold Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Canterbury Tales (prologue, l. 563)

3 out of 5 stars
2 votes

The thrustelcok made eek hir lay, The wode dove upon the spray She sang ful loude and cleere.

Doves Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Canterbury Tales, The Tale of Sir Thopas

3 out of 5 stars
2 votes

That men by reason will it calle may The daisie or elles the eye of day The emperice, and floure of floures alle.

Daisies Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Legend of Good Women (l. 184)

3 out of 5 stars
4 votes

Felds hath eyen, and wode have eres.

Proverbs Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Canterbury Tales (l. 1,522), The Knight's Tale

2 out of 5 stars
2 votes

That of all the floures in the mede, Thanne love I most these floures white and rede, Suche as men callen daysyes in her toune.

Daisies Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Legend of Good Women (l. 41)

2 out of 5 stars
2 votes

His studie was but litel on the Bible.

Scripture Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Canterbury Tales (prologue, l. 4)

1 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Many a smale maketh a grate.

Proverbs Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Canterbury Tales, The Parson's Tale

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

So was hir jolly whistel wel y-wette.

Proverbs Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Canterbury Tales (l. 4,155), The Reeve's Tale

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

And gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche.

Learning Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Canterbury Tales (prologue, l. 308)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

For thre may kepe a counsel, if twain be awaie.

Secrecy Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Ten Commandments of Love (41)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Rose were sette of swete savour, With many roses that thei bere.

Roses Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Romaunt of the Rose

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

But Cristes loore, and his Apostles twelve He taughte, but first he folowed it hymselfe.

Preaching Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Canterbury Tales (prologue, l. 527)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

And broughte of mighty ale a large quart.

Drinking Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Canterbury Tales (l. 3,497), The Miller's Tale

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

He koude songes make and well endite.

Poets Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Canterbury Tales (prologue, l. 95)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

This noble ensample to his sheepe he gaf,-- That firste he wroughte and after he taughte.

Example Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Canterbury Tales (prologue, l. 496)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Thus with hir fader for a certeyn space Dwelleth this flour of wyfly pacience, That neither by hir wordes ne his face Biforn the fold, ne eek in her absence, Ne shewed she that hir was doon offence.

Patience Quotes, by Geoffrey Chaucer , Source: The Canterbury Tales (V, l. 13,254), The Clerk's Tale

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes