Francesco Petrarch Quotes

There is no lighter burden, nor more agreeable, than a pen.

Books have led some to learning and others to madness.

Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together.

Who over-refines his argument brings himself to grief.

Five great enemies to peace inhabit within us; avarice, ambition, envy, anger and pride. If those enemies were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.