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Petrarch Quotes and Sayings

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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.
- Petrarch

Man has no greater enemy than himself.
- Petrarch

Books have led some to learning and others to madness.
- Petrarch

Often have I wondered with much curiosity as to our
coming into this world and what will follow our departure.
- Petrarch

 

Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.
- Petrarch

Who naught suspects is easily deceived.
- Petrarch

A short cut to riches is to subtract from our desires.
- Petrarch

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

How fortune brings to earth the over-sure!
- Petrarch

The aged love what is practical while impetuous youth
longs only for what is dazzling.
- Petrarch

Do you suppose there is any living man so unreasonable
that if he found himself stricken with a dangerous
ailment he would not anxiously desire to regain the blessing of health?
- Petrarch

What name to call thee by, O virgin fair,
I know not, for thy looks are not of earth And more
than mortal seems thy countenances.
- Petrarch

Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together.
- Petrarch

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

True, we love life, not because we are used to living,
but because we are used to loving.
There is always some madness in love,
but there is also always some reason in madness.
- Petrarch

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

Love is the crowning grace of humanity.
- Petrarch

There is no lighter burden, nor more agreeable,
than a pen.
- Petrarch

And tears are heard within the harp I touch.
- Petrarch

To begin with myself, then, the utterances of men concerning me will differ widely,
since in passing judgment almost every one is influenced
not so much by truth as by preference,
and good and evil report alike know no bounds.
- Petrarch

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt PHOTO

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Keep a grateful journal. Every night,
list five things you are grateful for.
- Oprah Winfrey

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes.
He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
- Chinese Proverb

You can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar
haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
- Sam Ewing

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.
She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
- Ellen DeGeneres

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

The main facts in human life are five:
birth,
food, sleep, love and death.
- E. M. Forster

I have been through various fitness regimes.
I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.
- Sting

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog?
Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.
- Abraham Lincoln

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an
unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine
and psychology in the world.
- Paul Dudley White

I don't smoke, don't drink much, and go to the gym five times a week.
I live a healthy lifestyle and feel great.
I can run a marathon, you know.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

I have these visions of myself being thirty,
thirty-five, forty having a family.
- Nastassja Kinski

The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day;
wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
- Elbert Hubbard

I grew up in a very religious family.
I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

A journey by Sea and Land, Five Hundred Miles,
is not undertaken without money.
- Lewis Hallam

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck,
but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
- Steven Wright

A child of five would understand this.
Send someone to fetch a child of five.
- Groucho Marx

Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers -
six if one went to Harvard.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

Poets have said that the reason to have children is
to give yourself immortality.
Immortality? Now that I have five children,
my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die.
- Bill Cosby

Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child.
Just how childlike golf players become is proven by
their frequent inability to count past five.
- John Updike

We were driven off like rats in five minutes.
- Roger Sherman

What this country needs is a good five-cent nickel.
- Frank Adams

You have to stay in shape.
My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60.
She's 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is.
- Ellen DeGeneres

I got five kids, and my oldest is a documentary film maker and camera man,
and still photographer.
- Beau Bridges

I am not an 'instant' actor...
to really do anything, I've got to try it five or six or a dozen times.
- Judy Holliday

We're five people, five individuals who came together to create something,
to make music and to complete each other musically,
to form a perfect circle.
- Maynard James Keenan

We get picked up in these Rolls Royces and get three
miles down the highway and five cop cars pull us over.
- Johnny Thunders

Yeah, computers are going to take over the programming
business because they have become so fast recently
that they can solve the Halting Problem in five seconds flat.
- Craig Bruce

Five years of Republicans' failed energy policies have
resulted in Americans paying twice as much at the pump as they did in 2001,
while big oil companies make triple the profits.
- Russ Carnahan

A billion dollars every week for Iraq,
$87 billion for Iraq.
We can't get $5 billion for childcare over five years in welfare reform.
- Jim Wallis

It only takes five people in black robes to determine
such crucial issues for our country as abortion,
pornography, same-sex 'marriage,' and religious liberties.
- Richard Land

As a cabin boy on a Norwegian sailing ship I earned
five kronen a week in addition to my keep.
- Fritz Sauckel

We need to see men and women as equal partners,
but it's hard to think of movies that do that.
When I talk to people, they think of movies of forty-five years ago!
Hepburn and Tracy!
- Betty Friedan

And at five o'clock in the morning we left to drive to Old Tucson,
and I sat with my mouth open in the van.
I was stunned by the beauty of that country.
- Erika Slezak

I wore bulletproof vests, and my bodyguards had the
option of having bulletproof vests -
I bought five sets.
- Ernst Zundel

By my third year of Law and Order, I was climbing the walls.
But you don't leave a hit show, especially when you
have a five-year contract.
- Chris Noth

Five years ago, we thought of the Web as a new medium,
not a new economy.
- Clement Mok

Anyone who says businessmen deal in facts,
not fiction, has never read old five-year projections.
- Malcolm Forbes

In foreign policy you have to wait twenty-five years to see how it comes out.
- James Reston

That guy in a twenty-five cent bleacher seat is as
much entitled to know a call as the guy in the boxes.
He can see my arm signal even if he can't hear my voice.
- Bill Klem

Five wives can't all be wrong.
- Paul Getty

In New York, we had primary elections for mayor.
To improve their chances, all five candidates changed
their name to Rudy Giuliani.
- Conan O'Brien

June 2005 is the five year anniversary of the debut of Battle Pope.
- Robert Kirkman

We had five goats, two dogs, a cat and racks of commentaries on Shakespeare.
- Charles Dance


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