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Pietro Aretino Quotes
Brief author info: Pietro Aretino (1492-1556) Italian Renaissance satirist.
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Life is a toy made of glass; it appears to be of inestimable price, but in reality it is very cheap.
Desire is poison at lunch and wormwood at dinner; your bed is a stone, friendship is hateful and your fancy is always fixed on one thing.
Anger represents a certain power, when a great mind, prevented from executing its own generous desires, is moved by it.
The best thing for a man to do is to be born and, being born, to die at once.
There is no food more satiating than milk and honey; and just as such foods produce disgust for the palate, so perfumed and gallant words make our ears belch.
A man who permits his honor to be taken, permits his life to be taken.
Nothing, it appears to me, is of greater value in a man than the power of judgment; and the man who has it may be compared to a chest filled with books, for he is the son of nature and the father of art.
Flee laziness, which, while it produces an immediate delight, ends in the sorrow of repentance. And know that nature without exercise is a seed shut up in the pod, and art without practice is nothing.
Age has a good mind and sorry shanks.
We are the buffoons of our children.
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