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

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

by Francesco Petrarch Found in: Courage Quotes,
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For style beyond the genius never dares.
[Fr., Che stilo oltra l'ingegno non si stende.]

For style beyond the genius never dares.
[Fr., Che stilo oltra l'ingegno non si stende.]

by Francesco Petrarch Found in: Style Quotes,
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Those spacious regions where our fancies roam,
Pain'd by the past, expecting ills to come,
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Those spacious regions where our fancies roam,
Pain'd by the past, expecting ills to come,
In some dread moment. by the fates assign'd,
Shall pass away, nor leave a rack behind;
And Time's revolving wheels shall lose at last
The speed that spins the future and the past:
And, sovereign of an undisputed throne,
Awful eternity shall reign alone.

by Francesco Petrarch Found in: Eternity Quotes,
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The time will come when every change shall cease,
This quick revolving wheel shall rest in peace:
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The time will come when every change shall cease,
This quick revolving wheel shall rest in peace:
No summer then shall glow, not winter freeze;
Nothing shall be to come, and nothing past,
But an eternal now shall ever last.

by Francesco Petrarch Found in: Eternity Quotes,
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Yon nightingale, whose strain so sweetly flows,
Mourning her ravish'd young or much-loved mate,
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Yon nightingale, whose strain so sweetly flows,
Mourning her ravish'd young or much-loved mate,
A soothing charm o'er all the valleys throws
And skies, with notes well tuned to her and state.

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Oh! could I throw aside these earthly bands
That tie me down where wretched mortals sigh--
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Oh! could I throw aside these earthly bands
That tie me down where wretched mortals sigh--
To join blest spirits in celestial lands!

by Francesco Petrarch Found in: Desire Quotes,
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