Dante Alighieri Quotes

There is no greater sorrow than to recall a happy time in the midst of wretchedness. Dante Alighieri

Abandon all hope, you who enter here! Dante Alighieri (inscription at the entrance to Hell)

Conscience, that boon companion who sets a man free under the strong breastplate of innocence, that bids him on and fear not. Dante Alighieri

If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought. Dante Alighieri

The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come. Dante Alighieri

Your earthly fame is but a gust of wind that blows about, shifting this way and that, and as it changes quarter, changes name. Dante Alighieri

Knowledge comes of learning well retain’d. Dante Alighieri

The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in time of great moral crises, retained their neutrality. Dante Alighieri