Dante Alighieri

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Be like a solid tower whose brave height remains unmoved by all the winds that blow; the man who lets his thoughts be turned aside by one thing or another, will lose sight of his true goal, his mind sapped of its strength
The splendors that belong unto the fame of earth are but a wind, that in the same direction lasts not long
The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time
From little spark may burst a mighty flame
It is always those who are ready who suffer in delays
It is necessity and not pleasure that compels us
Three sparks - pride, envy, and avarice - have been kindled in all hearts
No greater grief than to remember days of joy when misery is at hand
Doubting charms me not less than knowledge
Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from the eternal
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."