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10 Italy Quotes

On desperate seas long wont to roam, Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face, Thy naiad airs have brought me home To the glory that was Greece And the grandeur that was Rome.

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes , Source: Helen

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Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.

Bertrand Russell Quotes

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For whereso'er I turn my ravished eyes, Gay gilded scenes and shining prospects rise; Poetic fields encompass me around, And still I seem to tread on classic ground.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: Letter from Italy

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Italy, my Italy! Queen Mary's saying serves for me-- (When fortune's malice Lost her Calais)-- Open my heart and you will see Graved inside of it, "Italy."

Robert Browning Quotes , Source: Men and Women--"De Gustibus"

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Italia! O Italia! thou who hast The fatal gift of beauty, which became A funeral dower of present woes and past, On thy sweet brow is sorrow plough'd by shame, And annals graved in characters of flame. [It., Italia, Italia, O tu cui feo la sorte, Dono infelice di bellezza, ond' hai Funesta dote d'infiniti guai Che in fronte scritti per gran doglia porte.]

Vicenzo da Filicaja Quotes , Source: Italia, English rendering by Byron, "Childe Harold", canto IV, st. 42

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Beyond the Alps lies Italy.

James William Foley Quotes , Source: Graduation Time, expression found in Livy, "Ab Urbe", bk. 21, 30

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Italy is only a geographical expression. [Fr., L'Italie est un nom geographique.]

Prince C.W.N.L. Metternich Quotes , Source: said to Lord Palmerston

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All Italians are plunderers. [It., Gli Italiani tutti ladroni.] Not all but a good part. [It., Non tutti, ma buona parte.]

Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I) Quotes , Source: said when in Italy, and the response by a lady who overheard him

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My soul to-day Is far away Sailing the Vesuvian Bay.

Thomas Buchanan Read Quotes , Source: Drifting

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Lump the whole thing! say that the Creator made Italy from designs by Michel Angelo!

Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) Quotes , Source: The Innocents Abroad (ch. 27)

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