Poeta de Florença

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Poeta de Florença, originally uploaded by joaobambu.

The secret of getting things done is to act!

- Dante

Dante Alighieri (May/June, 1265 - September 13/14, 1321) was a Florentine poet. His greatest work, La divina commedia (The Divine Comedy), is a culminating statement of the medieval world view and the basis of the modern Italian language.

Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.

Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.

For where the instrument of intelligence is added to brute power and evil will, mankind is powerless in its own defense.

Remember tonight.. for it is the beginning of always.

Small projects need much more help than great.

The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.

We must overact our part in some measure, in order to produce any effect at all.