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Francesco Petrarch (1304-1374) Italian poet, humanist

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I wish to go beyond the fire that burns me. - Francesco Petrarch


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


How do you know, poor fool? Perhaps out there, somewhere, someone is sighing for your absence'; and with this thought, my soul begins to breathe. - Francesco Petrarch


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


Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure. - Francesco Petrarch


Man has no greater enemy than himself. - Francesco Petrarch


Books have led some to knowledge and some to madness. [La., Libri quosdam ad scientiam, quosdam ad insaniam deduxere] - Francesco Petrarch


Death is a sleep that ends our dreaming. Oh, that we may be allowed to wake before death wakes us. - Francesco Petrarch


Suspicion is the cancer of friendship. - Francesco Petrarch


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