Francesco Petrarca Quotes

Who is Francesco Petrarca?

Francesco Petrarca was a Renaissance poet from Florence, Italy.

Nicknamed Petrach, he is known for his Canzoniere.

Born July 20, 1304
Died July 18, 1374

Books by Francesco Petrarca


Best 14 Quotes by Francesco Petrarca

“A short cut to riches is to subtract from our desires.”

Francesco Petrarca

“Among various joys, the fruit of labor is the sweetest.”

Francesco Petrarca

“Blessed be the eyes that saw her while she lived!”

Francesco Petrarca

“Books have led some to learning and others to madness.”

Francesco Petrarca

“Death is a sleep that ends our dreaming. Oh, that we may be allowed to wake before death wakes us.”

Francesco Petrarca

“I am possessed by one insatiable passion, which I cannot restrain nor would I if I could... I cannot get enough books.”

Francesco Petrarca

“I wish to go beyond the fire that burns me.”

Francesco Petrarca

“Learning is my sole delight.”

Francesco Petrarca

“No one is a man of learning unless he is also a heretic and a madman, and above all, aggressively perverse.”

Francesco Petrarca

“Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together.”

Francesco Petrarca

“Shame is the fruit of my vanities, and remorse, and the clearest knowledge of how the world's delight is a brief dream.”

Francesco Petrarca

“Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.”

Francesco Petrarca

“The world’s delight is a brief dream.”

Francesco Petrarca

“To have displeased evil and ignorant men is the sure sign of genius and virtue.”

Francesco Petrarca