Subjects — D

Dante Quotations

Honor the greatest poet.

It appears to me that men are hired to run down men of genius under the mask of translators, but Dante gives too much of Caesar: he is not a republican.

He stood bewildered, not appalled, on that dark shore which separates the ancient and the modern world. … He is power, passion, self-will personified.

His very words are instinct with spirit; each is as a spark, a burning atom of inextinguishable thought; and many yet lie covered in the ashes of their birth and pregnant with a lightning which has yet found no conductor.