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Quotations by Dante Alighieri
Dante AlighieriLying in a featherbed will bring. . . - Lying in a featherbed will bring you no fame, nor staying beneath the quilt, and he who uses up his life without achieving fame leaves no more vestige of himself on Earth than smoke in the air or foam upon the water.

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

Noble conscience - O noble conscience, upright and refined, how slight a fault inflicts a bitter sting.