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Francesco Petrarch Quotes

(1304-1374), Italian Poet, Humanist

How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.

Category: Character

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us -- avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.

Category: Enemies

Man has no greater enemy than himself.

Category: Enemies

To be able to say how much love, is love but little.

Category: Love

It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.

Category: Merit

Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.

Category: Suspicion

Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure.

Category: Variety