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GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO
Florentine (Italian) Italian story writer
(1313 - 1375)

Heaven would indeed be heaven if lovers were there permitted as much enjoyment as they had experienced on earth.
      - [Heaven]

Human it is to have compassion on the unhappy.
      - [Compassion]

People tend to believe the bad rather than the good.
      - [Belief]

Do as we say, and not as we do.
  [Lat., Faites ce que nous disons, et ne faites pas ce que nous faisons.]
      - Decameron,
        from the French of Sabatier de Castres "Troisieme Journee", novelle VII
        [Preaching]

His hair stood upright like porcupine quills.
      - Decameron (fifth day, Nov. 8) [Hair]


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