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26 Famous Quotes by Vittorio Alfieri
1/16/1749 - 10/8/1803
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Ofttimes the test of courage becomes rather to live than to die. [It., Spesso e da forte, Piu che il morire, il vivere.]

Life Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri , Source: Oreste (IV, 2)

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Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it's what you are expected to give--which is everything.

Love Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri , Source: Polinice (II, 4)

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Liars are always most disposed to swear. [It., A giurar presti i mentitor son sempre.]

Lying Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri , Source: Virginia (II, 3)

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Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime. [It., Non nella pena, Nel delitto e la infamia.]

Crime Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri , Source: Antigone (I, 3)

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The guilty is he who meditates a crime; the punishment is his who lays the plot. [It., Il reo D'un delitto e chi'l pensa: a chi l' ordisce La pena spetta.]

Crime Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri , Source: Antigone (II, 2)

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Where there are laws, he who has not broken them need not tremble. [It., Ove son leggi, Tremar non dee chi leggi non infranse.]

Law Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri , Source: Virginia (II, 1)

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To err is human; but contrition felt for the crime distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked. [It., D'uomo e il fallir, ma dal malvagio il buono Scerne il dolor del fallo.]

Repentance Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri , Source: Rosmunda (III, 1)

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Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence. [It., Alta vendetta D'alto silenzio e figlia.]

Silence Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri , Source: La Congiura de' Pazzi (I, 1)

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For 'tis impossible Hate to return with love. [It., Che amar chi t'odia, ell'e impossibil cosa.]

Love Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri , Source: Polinice (II, 4)

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First thoughts are not always the best. [It., Sempre il miglior non e il parer primiero.]

Thought Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri , Source: Don Garzia (III, 1)

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Original thoughts can be understood only in virtue of the unoriginal elements which they contain.

Thought Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri , Source: Don Garzia (III, 1)

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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Thought Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri , Source: Don Garzia (III, 1)

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Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime. [It., Oh! ben provvide il cielo, Ch' uom per delitto mai lieto non sia.]

Crime Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri , Source: Oreste (I, 2)

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I had seen the great, but I had not seen the small. [Fr., J'avais vu les grands, mais je n'avais pas vu les petits.]

Change Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri , Source: Reason for Changing his Democratic Opinions

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A usurper always distrusts the whole world. [It., Usurpator diffida Di tutti sempre.]

Distrust Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri , Source: Polinice (III, 2)

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Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.

Courage Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri

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Where there are laws, he who has not broken them need not tremble.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri

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Liars are always most disposed to swear.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri

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Liars are always ready to take oaths.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri

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Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri

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Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri

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To err is human; but contrition felt for the crime distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri

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A usurper always distrusts the whole world.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri

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Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri

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Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Vittorio Alfieri

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