The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery
In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.
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.
From a little spark may burst a flame.
Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.
Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.
Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.
Follow your own star!
Beauty awakens the soul to act.
Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God’s grandchild.
The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.
Pride, envy, avarice – these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.
If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.
He listens well who takes notes.
Will cannot be quenched against its will.
All hope abandon, ye who enter here!
I love to doubt as well as know.
O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!