Quotes by Francesco Petrarch

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Francesco Petrarca or Petrarch (July 20, 1304 July 19, 1374) was an Italian scholar, poet, and early humanist. Petrarch and Dante are considered the fathers of the Renaissance.

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Man has no greater enemy than himself.

To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure.
It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.
Five enemies of peace inhabit with us -- avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.