Dante Alighieri Quotes

Most popular Dante Alighieri Quotes

Nature is the art of God.


Often a retrospect delights the mind.
— Dante Alighieri
Consider that this day never dawns again.
— Dante Alighieri
The secret of getting things done is to act!
— Dante Alighieri
Their eyes seem'd rings from whence the gems were gone.


Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.
— Dante Alighieri


If thou follow thy star thou canst not fail of a glorious haven.
— Dante Alighieri
So conscience chide me not, I am prepared for Fortune as she wills.
— Dante Alighieri
O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!


The human race is in the best condition when it has the greatest degree of liberty.
— Dante Alighieri
Three sparks—pride, envy and avarice—are those that have been kindled in all hearts.
— Dante Alighieri

human nature

Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.


Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master. Thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild.


Through me you pass into the city of woe:
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.
Justice the founder of my fabric moved:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.
Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I shall endure.
All hope abandon, ye who enter here.