Quotes Geoffrey Chaucer

„Noght o word spak he more than was nede,
And that was seyd in forme and reverence,
And short and quik, and ful of hy sentence.
Souninge in moral vertu was his speche,
And gladly wolde he lerne, and gladly teche.“

—  Geoffrey Chaucer, book The Canterbury Tales

General Prologue, l. 305 - 310
Source: The Canterbury Tales
Context: Of studie took he most cure and most hede.
Noght o word spak he more than was nede,
And that was seyd in forme and reverence,
And short and quik, and ful of hy sentence.
Souninge in moral vertu was his speche,
And gladly wolde he lerne, and gladly teche.

„Ful wys is he that kan hymselven knowe!“

—  Geoffrey Chaucer, book The Canterbury Tales

The Monk's Tale, l. 3329
The Canterbury Tales
Source: The Riverside Chaucer

„He was a verray, parfit gentil knyght.“

—  Geoffrey Chaucer, book The Canterbury Tales

General Prologue, l. 72
The Canterbury Tales

„O little booke, thou art so unconning,
How darst thou put thy-self in prees for drede?“

—  Geoffrey Chaucer

The Flower and the Leaf, line 59
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

„The firste vertue, sone, if thou wilt lere,
Is to restreine and kepen wel thy tonge.“

—  Geoffrey Chaucer, book The Canterbury Tales

The Manciples Tale, l. 17281
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), Canterbury Tales

„The proverbe saith that many a smale maketh a grate.“

—  Geoffrey Chaucer, book The Canterbury Tales

Persones Tale
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), Canterbury Tales

„Of all the floures in the mede,
Than love I most these floures white and rede,
Soch that men callen daisies in our toun.“

—  Geoffrey Chaucer

Prologue of the Legend of Good Women, line 41
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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