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Italian epic poet
(1265 - 1321)
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All hope abandon, ye who enter here.
      - [Despair]

And oft a retrospect delights the mind.
      - [Retrospection]

As fall the light autumnal leaves, one still the other following, till the bough strews all its honors.
      - [Autumn]

But if, as morning rises, dreams are true.
      - [Dreams]

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

Deed done is well begun.
      - [End]

Fame is not won on downy plumes nor under canopies; the man who consumes his days without obtaining it leaves such mark of himself on earth as smoke in air or foam on water.
      - [Fame]

Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from the eternal.
      - [Beauty]

I love sometimes to doubt, as well as know.
      - [Doubt]

No greater grief than to remember days of joy when misery is at hand.
      - [Grief]

O foolish anxiety of wretched man, how inconclusive are the arguments which make thee beat thy wings below!
      - [Anxiety]

Thou shall know by experience how salt the savor is of others' bread, and how sad a path it is to climb and descend another's stairs.
      - [Dependence]

Your fame is as the grass, whose hue comes and goes, and His might withers it by whose power it sprang from the lap of the earth.
      - [Fame]

The great refusal.
  [It., Il gran rifiuto.]
      - Inferno (canto III, LX),
        supposedly referring to Celestive V, elected Pope in 1294

There is in hell a place stone-built throughout,
  Called Malebolge, of an iron hue,
    Like to the wall that circles it about.
      - Inferno (canto XVIII, l. 1) [Hell]

In the midway of this our mortal life,
  I found me in a gloomy wood, astray,
    Gone from the path direct.
      [It., Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita
        Mi ritrovai per una selva oscura,
          Che la diritta via era smarrita.]
      - Inferno (I) [Life]

Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.
  [It., Lasciate ogni speranza ch'entrate.]
      - Inferno (III, 1, 9) [Hope]

This sorrow weighs upon the melancholy souls of those who lived without infamy or praise.
  [It., Questo misero modo
    Tengon l'anime triste di coloro
      Che visser senza infamia e senza lodo.]
      - Inferno (III, 36) [Life]

Still desiring, we live without hope.
  [It., Senza speme vivemo in desio.]
      - Inferno (IV, 42) [Hope]

Love, that all gentle hearts so quickly know.
  [It., Amor, ch'al cor gentil ratto s'apprende.]
      - Inferno (V, 100) [Love]

Love, which insists that love love shall mutual be.
  [It., Amor ch' a nullo amato amar perdona.]
      - Inferno (V, 103) [Love]

There is no greater sorrow
  Than to be mindful of the happy time
    In misery.
      [It., Nessun maggior dolore
        Che ricordarsi del tempo felice
          Nella miseria.]
      - Inferno (V, 121),
        (Longfellow's translation) [Sorrow]

Three sparks--pride, envy, and avarice--have been kindled in all hearts.
  [It., Superbia, invidia ed avarizia sono
    Le tre faville che hanno i cori accesi.]
      - Inferno (VI, 74) [Evil]

This audacity of theirs is not new.
  [It., Questa lor tracotanza non e nuova.]
      - Inferno (VIII, 124) [Audacity]

Art, as far as it is able, follow nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild.
  [It., L'arte vostra quella, quanto puote,
    Seque, come il maestro fa il discente;
      Si che vostr'arte a Dio quasi e nipote.]
      - Inferno (XI, 103) [Art]

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