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CARLO GOLDONI
Italian writer of comedies
(1707 - 1793)

Noble blood is an accident of fortune; noble actions characterize the great.
      - [Nobility]

Pretexts are not wanting when one wishes to use them.
  [It., Non mancano pretesti quando si vuole.]
      - La Villeggiatura (I, 12) [Deceit]

He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices.
  [Lat., Chi non esce dal suo paese, vive pieno di pregiudizi.]
      - Pamela (I, 14) [Prejudice]

The world is a beautiful book, but of little use to him who cannot read it.
  [It., Il mondo e un bel libro, ma poco serve a chi non lo sa leggere.]
      - Pamela (I, 14) [World]

A wise traveler never despises his own country.
  [It., Un viaggiatore prudente non disprezza mai il suo paese.]
      - Pamela (I, 16) [Traveling]

The blush is beautiful, but it is sometimes convenient.
  [It., Bello e il rossore, ma e incommodo qualche volta.]
      - Pamela (I, 3) [Blushes]

He who talks much cannot always talk well.
  [It., Chi parla troppo non puo parlar sempre bene.]
      - Pamela (I, 6) [Talk]

Noble bold is an accident of fortune; noble actions characterize the great.
  [It., Il sangue nobile e un accidente della fortuna; le azioni nobili caratterizzano il grande.]
      - Pamela (I, 6) [Nobility]

He only half dies who leaves an image of himself in his sons.
  [It., Muore per meta chi lascia un' immagine di se stesso nei figi.]
      - Pamela (II, 2) [Posterity]


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