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“Do not be afraid; our fate
Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“My course is set for an uncharted sea.”
Dante Alighieri
“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”
Dante Alighieri
“There is no greater sorrow
Than to recall a happy time
When miserable.”
Dante Alighieri
“The path to paradise begins in hell.”
Dante Alighieri
“In that book which is my memory,
On the first page of the chapter that is the day when I first met you,
Appear the words, ‘Here begins a new life’.”
Dante Alighieri, Vita Nuova
“Remember tonight... for it is the beginning of always”
Dante Alighieri
“All hope abandon, ye who enter here.”
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
“In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself within a dark woods where the straight way was lost.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“The more a thing is perfect, the more it feels pleasure and pain.”
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
“L'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle.”
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
“The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time.”
Dante Alighieri
“Amor, ch'al cor gentile ratto s'apprende
prese costui de la bella persona
che mi fu tolta; e 'l modo ancor m'offende.

Amor, che a nullo amato amar perdona,
Mi prese del costui piacer sì forte,
Che, come vedi, ancor non m'abbandona..."

"Love, which quickly arrests the gentle heart,
Seized him with my beautiful form
That was taken from me, in a manner which still grieves me.

Love, which pardons no beloved from loving,
took me so strongly with delight in him
That, as you see, it still abandons me not...”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno: A New Verse Translation
“The devil is not as black as he is painted.”
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
“Through me you pass into the city of woe:
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.
Justice the founder of my fabric moved:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.
Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I shall endure.
All hope abandon, ye who enter here.”
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
“Love insists the loved loves back”
Dante Alighieri
“He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it.”
Dante Alighieri
“Beauty awakens the soul to act.”
Dante Alighieri
“They yearn for what they fear for.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“There is no greater sorrow then to recall our times of joy in wretchedness.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“O human race, born to fly upward, wherefore at a little wind dost thou so fall?”
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
“Consider your origin. You were not formed to live like brutes but to follow virtue and knowledge.”
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
“Into the eternal darkness, into fire and into ice. ”
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
“There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.”
Dante Alighieri
“And we came forth to contemplate the stars.”
Dante Alighieri
“The man who lies asleep will never waken fame, and his desire and all his life drift past him like a dream, and the traces of his memory fade from time like smoke in air, or ripples on a stream.”
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
“Love, that moves the sun and the other stars”
Dante Alighieri, Paradiso
“A mighty flame follows a tiny spark.”
Dante Alighieri
“Through me you go into a city of weeping; through me you go into eternal pain; through me you go amongst the lost people”
Dante Alighieri, The Inferno
“Nature is the art of God.”
Dante Alighieri

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